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Subject: Persius or Wild Indigo Duskywing
Location: Occoquan NWR, VA
April 6, 2017 9:24 am
I photographed this Butterfly yesterday, and think it is either a Persius Duskywing or Wild Indigo Duskywing, (neither of which seem to be on your website). I would be most grateful for your opinion. Thanks!
Signature: Seth


Dear Seth,
Thanks so much for submitting your image of a Duskywing Skipper in the genus
Erynnis.  Currently we have two species from the genus on our site, both from California.  We do not feel confident taking an identification to the species level with any surety.   Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a more definitive response.

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Subject: Unknown moth
Location: Gilbert, Arizona, USA
April 4, 2017 5:59 pm
I found this moth in Gilbert Arizona today. It was out and aboit in bright daylight. The moth was about the size of an American penny.
Signature: Paul

Snout Moth

Dear Paul,
We are relatively confident that this is a Snout Moth in the superfamily Pyraloidea, but alas, we have poured through both BugGuide and the Moth Photographers Group to no avail.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck than we have had.

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Subject: Grasshopper in Thailand
Location: Chaloklum, Koh phangan, Thailand.
April 3, 2017 5:09 am
Dear Bugman,
Could you help to indentify the species of this grashopper. Its size was between 5 and 10 centimeter and I was in on an island in the Gulf of Thailand between September and January.
Kind regards,
Signature: T. Brokke


Dear T. Brokke,
Most of our searching turned up batches of fried Grasshoppers served as snacks in Thailand.  We did find a matching image on the 123RF stock photo site, but it was only identified as a “Yellow Grasshopper.”  We also found it identified as a Giant Grasshopper on the 123 Naturfotos site.  We also found it unidentified on Shutterstock.  It is also unidentified on Alamy.  Perhaps one of our readers will have better luck with an identification.

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Subject: Large hairy caterpillar
Location: Mindanao Philippines
March 27, 2017 5:42 pm
Hi! We found this caterpillar in our yard today. No one here has ever seen one before. I’m guessing it is a garden tiger caterpillar but wanted to know what you think. Thanks!
Signature: Candy Dalton

Possibly Noctuoid Caterpillar

Dear Candy,
Thanks so much for including your hand as scale.  That is one large hairy caterpillar.  We believe it is a member of the superfamily Noctuoidea, probably in the family Erebidae which includes Tiger Moths, or the Owlet family Noctuidae.  We have not had any luck finding any matching images online.  Perhaps one of our readers will like to take up this challenge.

Possibly Noctuoid Caterpillar

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Subject: What’s this bug
Location: England
March 28, 2017 2:33 pm
My brother has just found 3 of these I’m his house, and is worried they are cockroaches!!!!
Can you help with what they are?
We are in England and the midlands area.
Thank you
Signature: Regards Jacquie

Unknown Rove Beetle

Dear Jacquie,
This is not a Cockroach.  It is a beneficial, predatory Rove Beetle in the family Staphylinidae, but alas, we have not had much luck determining a species name.  There are many species of Rove Beetles illustrated on NatureSpot, but none that looks quite like yours.  According to Mark Telfer’s Website:  “There are about 1,134 species in this family, as delimited in the Duff (2012) checklist. This one family thus contains over a quarter of the 4,072 species of beetle.”   We believe those statistics refer to the British Islands.

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Subject: Maybe a kind of tarantula hawk?
Location: 48Q3GGC2+M3
March 28, 2017 6:57 am
I found it in a friend’s garden situated in San Isidro, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. I would like to know what kind of insect it is.
Signature: Ricardo Barba


Dear Ricardo,
This is NOT a Tarantula Hawk.  It is a Katydid, and it is either immature or a flightless species.  The ovipositor on the tip of the abdomen indicates this is a female.  This species is not illustrated on Foto Fauna.  It appears to be the same species as this unidentified individual in our archives from a 2006 posting.

Hi Daniel! Thank you very much for such a fast response. Amazing insect! I’m glad that now I know what it is.
Have a great week!!

Thanks Ricardo,
We love getting Argentine insects for identification.

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