Black bug/ 6 white & black striped legs (Coreid bug nymph)
by Summer Davis
I found this tiny bug with thorny body, yellow orange head with 6 white and black stripped legs out in my back yard. He was sitting on my wood table outside. Everytime I moved around to take a picture of him he kept moving around to face me Lol!
Yellow and Black Cricket (camel cricket)
by Karl Zaker
(Friendship NY, USA)
Found this one legged guy at my cabin. Thought it was odd to find a yellow one
black, large, flylike (Dobsonfly, male)
by LINDA HAYNES
IT IS ABOUT 3 OR FOUR INCHES LONG HAS LONG WINGS WITH A TAIL THAT STRETCHES OUT TO ABOUT 2 INCHES LONG
black, 6 legs, front pincher claws (Fishfly larvae)
by Amy Jewell Maguire
2 of this insect found together in bark of a tree stump while camping in southern VT. One black, with a hard, beetle like head, caterpillar like body & the other, beige w/ brown markings, had recently shed it's outer black casing ...reveling a softer head (with pinchers) but now with antennae & new wings. They were about the length of my middle finger. Could they be stages of a giant moth type perhaps? Please LMK if you know what these are, we're quite curious!
Black Diving Beetle (Predacious Diving beetle)
by SHARON NICOL
(OWEN SOUND,ONT. CANADA)
DK BROWN OR BLACK ! ABOUT AN INCH AND A HALF LONG AND 3/4 INCH WIDE ! FOUND IT IN THE LONG GRASS! ALMOST RAN OVER IT WITH LAWN MOWER! I LIVE IN OWEN SOUND AND RIGHT BESIDE THE POTAWATOMI RIVER ! FROM ALREADY SEEING YOUR PICS I WOULD SAY IT IS A DIVING BEETLE ? I WASN'T SURE IF IT HAD WINGS BUT CAN SEE A VERY FAINT DIVIDING LINE. THANKS THIS WAS FUN. SHARON
black and white beetles mating (Anchor Stink Bug)
Pair of bettles mating were in my yard and I hope someone will provide identification. Thankyou so much.
black bee-like (Cicada)
by Saul Goldfarb
Multi-eyed six legged winged insect. w/ yellow and black abdomen thorax and legs
BIG BLACK GRASSHOPPER-(Eastern lubber grasshopper nymph)
BLACK SUNFLOWER BUGS
I live in Houston, Texas. This bug is hanging out on my sunflowers every time I go out to check. It started out by itself but then more appeared. I am wondering whether this pest is responsible for the holes in my sunflower's leaves, or if it is actually a beneficial bug. I want to make sure before I take any further action! Thank you for your help.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
black, flying (Assassin bug - Masked Hunter)
Hi, some 2cm long (w/o antennas) black insect with wings was flying around in my room in my house on the 2nd floor around 1am; it was rather very noisy, you could hear the wings flap "trk trk trk trk" of some sort. I'm located in Ontario, Canada, and I'm wondering what kind of bug this is (I killed it, so the picture looks a bit smashed).
Please e-mail reply at ThunderSoul97@yahoo.ca
Black and Yellow insect (Lady beetle larva)
by Ragai Karas
(Dorval, QC, Canada)
I photograph this insect in one of the parks in Montreal.
It was found on a leaf. It has 6 legs. It is black andyellow in clor.
blackish fly or moth (Tiger bee fly)
(harrison twp. mi usa)
what is this??
A blackish fly with blue markings that resembles a moth to me
Black Beetle (Giant black water scavenger beetle)
by Jo Atkinson
(Gothenburg, NE USA)
We found this on our farm in central Nebraska early this morning. It was in dirt near a building. It is very shiny and has a triangle marking on its back. I've looked at several photos on the web but have not found one that looks like this one. His antenna seems smaller than most I've seen. We had it in an large ice cream bucket and it flew out of it. Thanks in advance for your help.
Black Beetle ( Broad-necked root borer, female)
This beetle must have been close to 3 inches long. I saw it in my garden and was wondering what kind of beetle this was. would anyone know. Thanks.
black, beetle or roach (Beetle larva)
(Southbridge, MA, USA)
3 sections with a beatle like head and a roach like back end. Plays dead when touched.
fly but long in body (Robber Fly)
Long black body that is thicker at head end, but narrow at tail end. Body is as long as wings, short antenna, veins in wings, don't move like a normal house fly when something approaches them (like a hand or camera lens). so far likes beet leaves, brocco raab leaves, and here it is on a sweet pea leaf. Easy to catch by hand.
yellow & black 3 inch flying (Mayfly)
Live in Central Pa. Insect was outside on a chair & flew away after about 5 minutes.
by binda hunt
(sarnia ont ca)
please help me name this bee .. thx so much for your knowledge of insects i am in debted for this .. ms binda hunt sarnia ont ca
black and orange beetle (Green stink bug nymph)
This was taken in upstate NY. It looks like some sort of tortoise beetle. Is it? I can't seem to find this image anywhere. Maybe you can help me identify it.
Thank you MONI....
Black insect with long curled tail (Pelecinid wasp)
(Los Angeles, CA)
Found this on a leaf at a rest stop in Michigan on vacation. It was 2.5 inches long and creepy as hell. Never seen anything like it.
Huge black bug with brown stripes (Wingless wood roach)
I found this guy in my basement walking slowly across the floor. He was huge, about the size of my pinky finger. He didn't have the long antennae like a water bug would, so we were wondering if you could help identify it. We live in central PA and don't typically have insects in our home.
tiny black bug (seed bug)
by Marcia Warwick
Tiny black bugs showed up in our kitchen 2 days ago (7/1/10). They are mainly around the sink and window sill. Their wings have an orange outline, which cannot be seen with naked eye. They can fly. We've never seen these before. Thank you for your ID.
Large Black Beetle (Hermit flower beetle)
Very slow moving lethargic black beetle. Approximately 2 cm long and 1 1/2 cm wide. Found on my patio in Eastern Ontario.
Black and Green Spiked Insect (lady beetle larva)
by Ryan Ferguson
(Gaylord, MI, USA)
Found in Northern Michigan. About an inch long. Moved fairly slow. We found it on a pile of corn husks so may be from a different state that grows corn in May.
bug, grey, black, red, and white that flies (Small milkweed bug)
I found this bug on my shower curtain this morning. They are all over my yard outside. I think they may eat my garden? I live in AZ and my home is surrounded by oleanders. I find them a lot around plants or on my outside walls. They have 6 legs, antenaes, and are grey, black, and red with a white spot on them. What are they and how do I get rid of them?
black and yellow beetle (Fourteen-spotted lady beetle )
black (Lady bug size) with yellow squares.
Big black bug pincher forelegs (Giant water bug)
Big scarey insect
Looks like some sort of borer because of posterior extension. Black roach-shaped body, pincher-like forelegs, very large, found in Southeast Texas
6 legged small greyish bug (Nymph of Masked Hunter bug0
(Monroe. Michigan, U.S)
6 legged small crawling
State of Michigan- Found crawling on carpet at night, small insect witch curves back and a small head with antennas. (harmful??)
Tiny borer Charcoal/blue (Springtail)
by Meggin Webb
1/8" long dark charcoal blue,looks like bird lice from a distance,Has many legs like caterpillars,soft bodies,bores into the trees,and even cement!!!! does not look like a typical borer!!
Black, spiny, hook-nose house-dweller (Wheel bug)
black with red antennae
A black insect, with red antennae and what looks like a long "nose" hooked under its head. It has a black shell with three rows of serrations, with the row across its back having more teeth than the two sides. Abdomen scoops up and shiny, iridescent brown wings fold on top; the abdomen has white spots on the bottom. Seen in Ashburn, VA.
orange and black spikey bug/worm/larva (Lady beetle larvae)
These are all over our front door. They are anywhere from .25 to .5 inches, some are really small. When you step on them they look like soy sauce and lots of it! They just crawl around, no hopping or rolling up.
black insect with triangular head (Leaf-footed bug )
by John bailey
( hutto, tx)
I have no idea what it is.
Long black beetle with stinger (Broad-necked root borer, female)
(Maitland, FL, Orange)
The front and back is superimposed into one image: it's only one bug.
The picture is only one insect, but superimposed front and back merged into one photo. The insect was found dead in a recycling bin in a park environment with lots of trees, grass and bushes in Maitland, Florida, Orange County. Looks like a beetle with a stinger on the back: I've never seen this insect here; similar beetles yes, but not that kind exactly. It is about 1.5 inches long and looks intimidating even when dead: I used gloves to grab it for precaution... just in case if it awoke from death! The stinger on the back was longer and bigger the first day the insect was found; but I didn't photograph it till the second day after it was left on the ground overnight. Surprisingly the ants didn't eat the whole thing overnight... maybe they were scared too.... It is their version of the devil and they dare not approach it. Looked online to search for the name of the bug, and I came up with the name -- Prionid Longhorned Beetle, and the stinger may turn not to be a stinger at all, but an egg-laying organ. Thank you for identifying and discussing. -james
thin black with long stinger (Giant Ichneumon wasp female)
by Shannon Doxsee
What Are You?
Yellow head w/ yellow antennas. Black body that is long and very thin. Has black wings with a blue iridescence. It's legs are also orange/yellow color. The stinger is grey and hangs at least a good five inches. It's aggressive.
I live in NJ and I have never seen anything like that before.
large flying insect black with yellow stripes (Cicada Killer)
(lakeland, Florida )
About the size of a qurter. Found it stuck to the screen porch. I thought it was a wasp or yellow jacket but its too big. Kind of scary with the kids around an that size of a stinger.
Black and blue flying insect with furry head (Giant robber fly)
by Ingrid M.
I saw this while hiking in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, CO. It's about half the length of my index finger, flies (right at me, in fact, making me almost tumble off the path and down the mountain). Such an interesting "face" on this one! I have no clue what it is.
baby robber fly (Robber fly female)
by mrs dean hunt
(sarnia ont ca)
my girlfriend and i were in the garden and this landed on her hand so she got scared ..it would bite her so she whisked it away ..lol mrs dean hunt
Black/Blue green red wing (Tarantula Hawk wasp)
(Fort Iwing, California)
black insect with blueish green patches red/orange wings very ant like in the face black eyes mandables 6 legs about the length of a double A battery including the legs biggest insect ive seen found it hiding from my dog in the screen door
black fly with white spots on tail (Tiger Bee Fly)
by kathy bennett
(atkins, ar, usa)
black fly that has four white spots on tail.
Ground wasp i think (Great golden digger wasp)
by Londoe Anderson
(Graytown Ohio United States)
it is black and orange abount 1"long and yellow hair around the facual and forward body areas i have also seen them in a red and black with yellow around the eyes I have seen them carring large flying grashoppers back to there nest witch is in the ground in a driveway screening by a small building that used to be a small garrage i live in farm area in graytown ohio 20 minutes from toledo started seeing these 2 years ago
black and yellow flyer (Locust or Hickory borer)
by Ken Smith
black and yellow flyer about 1 inch long. It mostly walks and loves to bore into wood. Its antennae are about the same length as the insect.
Unknown Yellow and Black Insect (Sand wasp)
by Harry Stone
(El Paso, TX)
1" to 1.25" long.
Yellow and Black Markings
Photographed in a rest area 35 miles east of El Paso, TX
sitting on a wall
black wasp like digging bug (Great golden digger wasp )
(Macomb, MI, USA)
We live in northeast Metro Detroit. I found this bug coming out of a large hole in my landscaping. It flies like a wasp. It has black wings, black and orange body and is a very efficient hole digger. Over 1 inch long
Inch long,black with white behind head ( Assassin bug)
(s)he is missing a leg on the rear left. Never seen this bug before, but was hoping it could be identified. Found in Tennessee. Morning. Was on the cement porch.
black and yellow - 4-5inches (Broad-necked Root Borer)
(Houston, Texas, USA)
My friend found it dead in his house. We were wondering what it is.
HUGE BLACK AND BLUE ANT LIKE INSECT (Oil blister beetle)
saw this in the woods today.it's about a inch long.black and blue.
what is it? a queen ant?
Dave in Connecticut
Big black bug with Orange bumps on head (Blister beetle)
Big black bug with Orange bumps on head
Spotted on a walk through Cathedral Gorge State Park (eastern NV), only interested in mining nectar(???) of a plentiful mid-sized bush that was covered in yellow fall flowers, on 9/22/2011, about 11am. Temperature was probably high 80s to mid 90s. Had kind of a beetle look but I didn't know that beetles would go after nectar - if that was what this guy was doing. I would guess it was between 2 and 3 inches long. He seemed top-heavy to be holding on the the tips of these little branches. He didn't pay any attention to me and I was not about to bother him. Have no idea if he jumped or flew up to this perch (about 3 feet of the ground) or if he crawled up. I got tired of waiting to see if he would move to another flower so I continued my hike after taking this picture. Sorry now that I didn't walk around the bush to get more pictures from other angles. The park where I saw this bug was high desert, very dry. But I just found a better picture of these bushes I'd like to post, if that would help you identify the bug, but I'm in edit mode and don't see a way to upload another picture at this point.
Black & yellow (Assassin bug)
Found in Henegar, Alabama, northeast part on state in late summer. It is 1" long.
Black , 1/2 inch, hard back, Wings (Dung beetle)
I see about a half dozen of these insects dead in my garage every morning. This is the first year I've ever seen them at my house.
Not sure what is bringing them in the house or why they are just now showing up. I rarely ever see any alive, and moving around outside.
I have to sweep them up every day.
Blackish with green/orange Cricket? (Truncated true katydid nymph)
What is this?
I see these on the back porch of my new house. Should I be scared? What is it?
Black Wasp-looking flying insect (Spotted oleander caterpillar moth)
by M. DIANE HODSON
(ST PETERSBURG, FL, USA)
It has a very dark, segmented body, ending in a point, at the tail. However it appears that the very end of the tail has two projections. Some distinct colors on the body--a white spot on the top center of the body, just below the wings, three white dots along each side of the middle of the body, one bluish, irregular spot on the lower segment of the body, with two on either side below that.
Wings are reddish-orange with black shading. Two wings, on each side of body, the lower wing longer that the upper wing, but approximately the same width, with the back edge of all wings having an irregular line, and the front edge having a smooth line. The wings angle back somewhat from the front.
Two black antennas that are thicker, like a moth. It appears to have only two very long, skinny, dark legs on each side. The head is dark and appears to be as wide or wider than the segments of the body which appear somewhat smaller, in diameter.
black and grey flying bug (Sculptured pine borer)
Found this flying around. What is it?
Little black bug found in sisters room (Rustic borer)
by Adam Williams
(Spruce Pine, North Carolina )
small beetle with reddish brown head, black body and yellow markings near tail
Yellow/Black flying insect with long tail (Giant Ichneumon wasp female)
This large insect came into my yard in NH. I've never seen anything like it before. We all ran inside (after my shot of course). Should we be concerned about it being around? Dangerous? It was about 3-4" long with another maybe 5" tail!
Black bug, orange/white markings, flys, (Bagrada bug)
This bug is smaller then a ladybug. I've see a large number of them in my pool and now on my young peach and plum trees. I'm not sure if they are friend or foe to my yard. I am noticing the edges of the leaves on my peach tree are being munched on by something.
thank you to Moni in advance :)