Brown very small (Brown marmorated stink bug nymph)
by DARLENE "PEANUT" SUMMERS
(RIVESVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA)
I found this but in my flower garden. I have never seen one before. It looks like a cousin to a "Football Bug", the ones you touch and they roll into a ball. This picture is enlarged to show detail. To help you judge the size of the bug, the green spikey pod was about an inch in diameter.
brown beetle (Nut or Acorn weevil)
by pam trudeau
grey, hard shelled, very strange head, looks like an elelphant's nose
brown crawling bug (Tawny cockroach, female)
This bug is around 1 centimeter or less. I am finding them inside and out this summer. I didn't see any of these last year. I'm in the upper metro Detroit area. This one's missing his back right leg.
brownish dragonfly (Twelve-spotted Skimmer, female)
by Nancy Hamel
Dragonfly was in my frog pond. I hope someone will help identify it for me. I appreciate your time.
brown fly (fruit fly)
by John Nugent
Is this a fruit fly? I found it on a blade of grass in a field in upstate NY. I can't seem to find a picture of it anywhere and would like to know the name of it.
Thank you MONI
brown and black bug (weevil)
(Cardiff by the Sea, CA)
I found this little bug in my patio. It is so small it can hardly be seen.
Big brown bug (Giant Water Bug)
I found this bug on the front lawn in central alabama at about about midnight. It was about 3-4 inches long.
brown beetle (American spider beetle)
(Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada)
I found a number of them in my bed and was wondering what they were.
Walking Stick (Walkingstic)
Location: Central Texas
Measuring around 6 1/2 inches long
Mostly brown with a small amount of green on it's back
Brown Weird bug (Mole Cricket)
My friend saw this strange looking beetle (?) at the grocery store today
Brown insect (Brown Stink Bug)
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 2 antena and 6 legs. It is brown in color.
brown, 3mm swarming (Seed bug nymph)
Swarming in multiple columns over the vinyl siding, around 5pm. Masses dissappeared after a few hours, leaving only a few stragglers such as the one pictured. No wings apparent.
Observed several brown-ringed holes in the siding; not certain if they were there before.
Gray/beige beetle with orange legs (Rose chafer)
Very destructive beetle, about 1cm long. Hordes of them found in the Herb Garden of our local Museum gardens this spring (June/10). Location West of Ottawa, ON. There are hundreds of them mating and seem to prefer prefer eating wide leaf plants such as Comfrey, Elecampine and Echinacea. On the Asparagus in the same area, they don't munch it, just hang upside down in mating pairs. Orange secretion when squished (Eww!). We sure would appreciate your expertise in identifying this pest. Thanks a million!
Shades of Brown (Leaffooted bug)
Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Insect was on window screen. Body looks like a piece of tree bark. I thought it may be some kind of stink bug?, but I have not been able to find a picture that looks like this one to confirm.
Brownish Dime length worm looking bug (Dermestid beetle larva )
I have no idea what this is. It kind of looks like a super mini centipede/milipede, but I really don't know. It curls into a circle if it is stimulated. I've just found a handful of them randomly in dark places - mostly in my closet. They leave exoskeletons. I have a photo of a lighter colored one - which I believe is the exoskeleton.
yellow brown insect (golden dung fly)
by Scott Young
(Cambridge Ontario Canada)
This is an enlarged version of the original photo it has better detail. I hope this gives you a better view, and thank you Moni for your insight, much appreciated.
Brown fly (Eutreta noveboracensis)
This is another image of the brown fly i posted a couple of weeks back. Thank you MONI for the help you have given me.
brown-orange beetle (Darkling beetle)
by Crystal Gauthier
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
They are like a long & thin beetle (my mother thought they may be young june bugs).
cockroach with pinchers and a tail (Whipscorpion)
Found walking in the kitchen of a house in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Almost three inches long not counting tail and pinchers, if that is what they are.
Brown & black bug, 6 legs, multi-segmented body (American Wood Cockroach)
These bugs are typically between 1/2 and 3/4 inch long, are brown and black, have 6 legs, and have a large front segment, two smaller body segments, and many smaller segments behind them. They are found in dead wood, usually under the bark. What are they called?
brown, striped flying (Red-headed ash borer)
by Christopher Hoy
Reddish brown large ant or bee like. It appears to be using a dying Eastern Redbud as a host. It has bright yellow stripes on its back. Lots of them are mating right now. They are anywhere from 1/4" to 1" long.
brown flying bug (Robber fly)
(sarnia ont ca)
pit stop for lunch
on my patio early moring this bug came on my belcony I thought it was just it and when i got my camera it shows he caught a large fly
Brown Bed Linen Bug (Carpet beetle larva)
by Greg Gorman
(St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada)
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
The little worm like creature is being found in one room of a three bedroom house. It was found on a bed sheet. Others were found - all in the same room.
Brown Flying bug (Bumble flower beetle)
(London, Ontario, Canada)
it's brown with black spots, has wings and is on wood pressure treated deck post
brown "antlike" (Subterranean Termite)
by Tom Kaiser
(St. Petersburg, FL)
Small about 1/8 - 1/4 of an inch, some have wings. Slow moving. We live on a boat in St. Petersburg, Fl. They show up in the evening when it is darker inside. We do not have any plants on board, or pets. I have sprayed malathion in some areas of the boat but I cannot seem to find where they are coming from. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
small brown spikey insect (Sinea spp. Assassin bug nymph)
Small, approximately 1cm long. Covered with spikes. Large front legs.
I found it on my clothes at the end of a walk. I've never seen anything like it before.
brown pointed larva (moth pupa)
We cannot identify this black grub/bug/larvae we found in April on the ground near our garden. It just sits there until you grasp it or put any pressure on its body - then the smaller end (on the right in this photo) rotates like it is trying to tunnel.
black/brown roach (American cockroach)
by Jennifer Hardesty
(Indianapolis, In, USA)
Have found these randomly in our home the past few years, maybe 12ish. Just as often during the day as night and have not moved fast (due to fear?? or always slow moving bug?). Found most on ground floor crawling on floor, but twice upstairs (bathroom wall and in sons room in a cloth bag). Time of year has not been a factor that I can remember, as this one and another I found were just recently in the cold winter. The main body is about 1/2 to 3/4 an inch in length I think. I am very disturbed and would like to take the proper measures to help keep them out of my home, but need to know exactly what it is!
Big Brown Long Neck Flying Insect (Dobsonfly, female)
Found on screen door about 7:15 a.m. July 9th in Gaines, Pennsylvania. He is about 2 1/2 to 3 inches long. Long narrow neck and head with what looks like pinchers a the top of his head. First thought he was a praying mantus but he does not have the correct stance. Can you identify him?
brown walking beetle (Broad-nosed Weevil)
(Anaheim, California, USA)
small brown bug
This might be a totally vanilla insect, but nobody here knew what it was or had seen one before. This bug did not fly and was sitting on my patio chair, which is a similar brown color to the bug. I live in Anaheim, California. I took the photo with my phone but tried to enhance the contrast to show the details so hopefully it'll be good enough for you to tell what it is. Thanks!
Big Brownish Beetle (Giant water bug)
The picture was taken on the tennis court, mid September in Toronto Canada...so the temperatures were low 70 F at the time...the insect is about 2 inches long, appears to have four legs and two long pincers...since we are unaccustomed to large insects we were wondering what it was! Thanks for your help!
dark brown, greenish head moth (Virginia ctenucha moth)
Insect is 1+inch long with dark gray wings tipped in white. Has a shiny blue patch behind it's orange head. Has a probe and was probing a rose.
brown robber fly
(sarnia ont canada)
thank you Moni ...I never seen one like this before ...and thanks for the web page for indentifacations on insects .. your expertise is valuable ..brinda from ont canada
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brown flying insect (Dobsonfly, female)
by Kim Norgate
(Dundas, ON. Canada)
This insect had a large body, it looks like wings that were fairly transparent, like a dragon flies, with mandibles. It was about an inch to two inchs long. It's antenea were fairly long and had fine hairs(?) on them. I saved it from a spiders web.
brown bee/scorpion/grub (Jerusalem Cricket)
by Trish D'Andrea
(San Diego, CA)
Found in backyard...kindof looks like a scorpion, bee, grub combo.
Grasshopper-like Brown Insect (Greenhouse camel cricket, female)
(Itta Bena, Mississippi)
Grasshopper-like/Mosquito Insect 1
I saw this insect on the side of my house. It scared me at first, then I took a closer look and it still scared me. I used the zoom on my camera to get closer to take the picture of this strange looking insect. I did not want to get close to it. That is probably why the pictures are not very good. I was afraid that it might jump on me or bite or something, but it did not jump, move, turn or anything and it was gone the next time I looked for it.
I am glad I found this site. I really wanted to know what this insect was. So thanks for helping me identify it.
brown, long feelers, claw tail (Earwig)
Can someone tell me what these are?
Lacey, 2-3 inches long, brown (female dobsonfly)
(Baltimore, MD, USA)
3 inch mystery insect
Found on the back deck of my apartment in Baltimore Maryland. It was in the shade as the sun started encroaching upon it. Living here for a few years, never saw anything like it. LONG antennae!
brown wasp like (Pigeon Tremex , Horntail wasp)
ok so my friend found this in utah it looks kinda like a wasp or yellow jacket to me but we just are not sure it has wings like a drangon fly but a big stinger so really not sure please help us know and is it deadly??
Brown with Black Spots (Grapevine Beetle)
He's got pretty long legs, hooks at the end. Black underneath. A tannish brown on the back, with black spots. He has a pretty small head, you can barely notice it. Inch + In size
brown prehistoric dragonfly (Dobsonfly, male)
by Shannon Hethcox
(Jackson, GA USA)
I found this in my pool skimmer. It has wings like a dragonfly, but has 2 pairs of long "horns" that are almost 1" long and very stiff. It is nearly 5" long. The abdomen is also like a dragonfly. But the head and "horns" are more like some sort of beetle. I would love to know what it is and so far....can't find anyone with a clue. Please help. I am a nature freak and love all God's creatures.
brown 14 pairs of legs and fast (House centipede/
(Evansville, IN )
This insect crawled out of the tub drain during a shower & stayed still in the tub for the rest of the shower...after the shower was done, we scooped it into a bowl with a lid & it stayed comatose-like until we started moving it around to take pics of it...then it started being VERY active...we think it looks like a cross between a "cave cricket" & some type of millipede...
small,brown,and white bug (Green lacewing larvae)
by bob taylor 4/11/2011
(las vegas, nevada)
pic taken with bug on paper
approximately 1/8 of an inch and smaller,brown with white stripe down back,appears to have pincers, bites and leaves bump like a mesquito, no wings, found in clark county las vegas
Brown spikey bug (Treehopper nymph)
This is about 1/4" long, I just started my first garden. found a pea plant fallen over, the base was severley weekend and one of these was at that spot. just lost 2 tomato plants, same thing. maybe a coincidence? hmmmmmm....
long brown-gray bug (Longhorned beetle)
by Virginia Howard
(Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA)
I have seen 3 of these in the last week in my apartment. Two were well over an inch long. The current captive is 3/4 of an inch. It has short antennae. The underside is gray. The top is a mottled gray-brown. The leg parts closest to the body are thick. I know it's not Hemiptera. It can fly, but apparently prefers not to. My cat thinks they smell bad. I live in New Mexico, in Las Cruces. Thanks for your time and attention.
little brown bug (Curculio weevil)
little bug that could
please see picture below. I submitted the wrong photo before and I believe this one is of better quality.
A little brown bug found on Sharon's deck in New Castle, VA. About the size of a common house fly.
2inch brown centipede with black spots (House centipede)
(Lansing, MI. USA)
This is a little zoomed in/cropped
I found this insect in my bathroom. Sometimes it's in the bath tub.. Sometimes it's on the sink.. But it has always been in the bathroom everytime i've seen it! I have lived here for about 10 years, and they've just started coming around for the past 4-5 years.. They seem to only appear during summer, spring, fall and usually only at night.. I live in Lansing, Michigan.. PLEASE HELP!! Are they harmful? Poisoning? How can i get rid of them?!
brown hairy fly eating a smaller bug (robber fly)
small antenna.big black eyes.Hairy leg.long hairy body that is grayish tan. transparent wings.It was eating another bug on a tree.
brown and black Insect half bee half fly (Picture-winged fl)
by Jennifer Cantela
(New milford, ct 06776 USA)
Eyes are pinkish red head is orange. Wings are brown with black stripes. Back looks like it has a stinger and its has yellow and black stripes that are across. Body is Black and yellow stripes that are vertical.
Big Brown 6 legged bettle (Longhorned beetle )
by kendra lambert
(Inwood, wv, usa)
this is where it looked like a sack was coming out
We found this bug on our porch yesterday on the fourth of July. It looks like there was a sack coming out the bottom. Also when I was trying to catch it in the jar it sounded like it hissed at me. It seems to have wings but did not use them. It has a three part body long back then neck and head. It looked like it has "pinchers" on mouth area. I have never seen one before and well I want to know about this one.
brown robber fly in sarnia ont canada
(sarnia ont canada)
hey u got a cup of java??
robber fly on mu patio while drink my coffee ...
brown/gray bug (Snakefly larvae)
by heidi neil
it is as long as a penny as you can see by the picture. looks like a ant/catepillar to me. but i am guessing a beetle larvae. 6 legs black head red middle and brown/ grey body. thank you so much moni for your help. today is july 3 2011 and i found it yesterday in the house.
brown stick Insect (Eupatorium Plume Moth)
(Milton, Pa. USA)
Looks like a stick/twig. Off-white primary color w/brown. Six legs, pair of antennae and flies. It was first on the screen of the door & then flew & landed on the siding on the house. Took picture the evening of 7-7-11 @ 10:30pm.
small brown & black flying bug (False blister beetle)
(Coral Gables, Florida)
Live flying beetle/ant brown/black
I am in Miami, Florida & a few these bugs showed up a little over a week ago. Last night we had well over 100 on our back door after the sun went down. They are less than a 1/2 inch long (not including it's antennas). They have a light brown/brown body & black wings. They have a "3 part" body: the long body itself, then a "neck" segment, finally the head. They seem to have tiny "pinchers" where the mouth is, with big black eyes & long antennas. A few linger in the daytime but they come in mass at night & are highly attracted to our large double glass doors that lead from our kitchen to the pool patio. A few, (well like 40) got in the house and they "hung out" randomly on the ceiling, but not near any of the lightbulbs. I had sprayed Off on myself before going outside to try to get them off the door that we could barely see through because there were so many, but that did not seem to bother them at all. Many did land on me but they don't seem to bite. I've lived in Florida all my life and have never seen anything like this before, all I know is they are multiplying rapidly. What is this creature?
brown/yellow beetle (Firefly)
I found this small beetle on some grasses in a roadside ditch in Southwestern Ontario in July.
I have done numerous searches online, but cannot find an image. Hopefully someone can identify it for me, as it is rather attractive in appearance.
Reddish Black/brown with wings and a pincher (Stag beetle, male)
I live in a suburb just outside of Philadelphia, Pa. I've seen this bug twice outside my home. Both times have been in the early evening. It flew onto my deck and scared the heck out of me. In this picture the bug is just resting on the wood of my deck. What is it?
I appreciate your help, thank you.
Large brown fly (Giant Robber fly)
Very large horsefly near Flagstaff, AZ, approx 2 to 2 1/2" long overall; long, narrow abdomen and wings, mostly ash gray coloration. Not aggressive, but unafraid, saw at least two individuals while hiking near Lava River Cave in elk habitat, Ponderosa pine forest.
brown pinch bug (Debris-carrying lacewing larvae)
by Glenn Weber
(New Orleans, La. USA)
Insect Upside down
I was working in the garden when I felt a burning sensation on my hand. It looked like an ash ball that fell off of my cigarette and stuck to my hand. I tried to blow it off, but it stuck tight. I flicked it off and it started to crawl. I scooped it up and brought it inside to look at it under a magnifying glass. It was a bug with pincher-type mandibles and it had a "house" built on its back made of tiny specks of debris. It was about the size of a big ant, but light brown. I took some close-up pictures if you would like to see them. These are the insect upside down.
brown creeping insect (Crane fly larva?)
by Tom Wells
(St Augustine FL)
found at Viera wetland
Found this on a sandy road at Viera wetlands, east central Florida February 2011. It is about 1-1/2" long. The "head" is on the right. It was moving very slowly to the right and raising its "head" from time to time as if to see where it was going.
tiny brownish black beetle (Anobid beetle)
i found this tiny bug on my bathroom counter. it has a hard shell, 2 long antennae, 2 short stingers and it's a brownish/gray - black color. it's the only one i've seen so far and i have no idea what it is.it has maybe 4 or 6 legs and it's about the size of a flea. i appreciate any identification. it's the clearest photo i could take.
(New Orleans, La. USA)
I always find the empty shells from the cicada and the flying bugs that emerge from them, but today I found one climbing out of the ground still in his shell. Here's some pictures.
brown six-legged bug (Leaffooted bug -Western Conifer Seed Bug)
what is this bug?
Periodically I find this bug in my house, usually on the second floor. Just half an hour ago I woke up to find it on my pillow. It usually walks although when I take it outside to give it freedom I believe it can fly. At first I thought it might be a chinch bug but it is about an inch long so that seems too large. It walks rather slowly most of the time. Can you identify it? Thanks.
Brown 2 inch spider or ? (Wheel bug)
(Havre de Grace, MD)
This was found in the bottom of a garbage can that was outside on my deck in Maryland. I just bought the house and am horrified to find this thing at my house. It is quite large, I'd say at least 2 inches. Notice how the head kind of protrudes from what looks like another head, so wierd. It also has what looks like thorns on the sides of its head. Can't tell if those are wings or just part of its body but it looks as though there are gold specks in it. I would appreciate it if you could tell me what it is and hopefully that it is not harmful.
Brown, 1 inch (Western Conifer Seed Bug)
(Waterford Michigan U.S.A.)
it is mostly brown with random white spots along its sides and about 1 inch long. it is on a rubbermaid garbage can outside of my house in Waterford Michigan.
brown crazy bug (Adult Wheel Bug)
(Orlando, FL, 32818)
Brown, large about 4in., six legs, long antenna, raised pointed center line on back like a dinosaur, and looks and sounds like it had a hard body. Moved slowly. Didn't stink...
Brown Wire worm (Millipede)
(Hants Co., NS)
I am beset with these critters, even finding them so far this Winter, in my house! Did they come inside with the flowers I brought into the house for the Winter, or are they on the wood for the wood burning stove?
They are locally called "wire worms" as are usually found curled into a circular form, much like the curly cord going to your telephone hand piece. They appear dark black until one looks more closely. They are dark, reddish brown, appearing much like some kind of centipede.
I had few the first year of my garden. However, by last Summer, they ate away at the veggies like carrots, parsnips, potatoes, etc. They decimated one particular type of potato I had planted. Thought it was the Potato Bugs at first, until I dug the potatoes in the Fall. I did not find any larvae inside the few potatoes I did harvest, nor the carrots. The attached image of the potato is not mine, but an accurate picture all the same.
I have gardened organically since starting my garden patch from a spot that had been overgrown on the property I moved to 4 years ago. The spot is sunny, has 2 old apple trees providing shade only early mornings. I have tilled in peat moss and manure to lighten the clay soil to a lovely loan state. Really dread the thought of either spraying or not having a veggie garden this coming season.
Thank you in advance for your expertise and time, Moni.
Thank you Doug for this site and your generous time and sharing of experience.
Brown Cross between a grass hopper and wasp (Jerusalem Cricket)
(San Leandro, CA)
I found this thing in our laundry room under a pile of clothes which had been sitting on the ground for about 4 days.
This on the floor.
It looks like a new born bug because it shiny and fragile looking - but it's rather large. Body is about 1 cm and head is 1/3 size of the body.
This is the one of these I've found in our house in the last 1 year.
The first one was found in the washer - dead. It was larger than this one pictured.
It's not clear yet if this an indoor bug that got in or an indoor bug period.
Tan/Brown caterpillar on front porch (Cutworm)
(Boulder City, Nevada)
evening visitor to front porch
Found in evening, May 10th, on front porch siding, which is near olive, mulberry, juniper, privet and mock orange landscape plants.
Length 4 cm.
Color grading from dark head and darker brown overall at nose, to lighter brown at tail.