Black borer with red triangles on back (Purplescent longhorn)
(Scituate, Rhode Island)
Found this insect July 7 in Western Rhode Island. It has a black body with two red triangles on the upper back. Very long antennae. The body is an inch long.
Red head and Black and Tan stripped wings (Colorado potato beetle)
(Maryville Tennessee )
I found a cm long (maybe smaller) bug inside my shoe, it had a head that looked like and sorta, and Black and Tan stripped wings. I found it after playing outside when I took my shoe off. Thank you in advance.
-Haley (age 12)
shiny Black and red beetle (Flat-faced Longhorn beetle)
This insect mimics a milk weed beetle.
BLACK AND WHITE WITH SOME BLUE AND LOONG FEELERS (Banded alder borer)
Found this guy while cleaning an auto shop in Monrovia...startled means then I was intrigued....
Black Flying Bug (clubbed mydas fly)
(exeter Rhode isalnd)
Black bug with orange stripe on body and purplish wings
Black and tan long horn beatle with wings bit me(Eucalyptus Borer)
Today this critter crawled up my arm and pimched me while I was working in the yard. I had shaken and moved a dead eucalyptus branch out of my way and said to myself, "great now I woke up all the spiders before I sit down and work on this fence." I live parallel an open barren field in drought stricken california.
It had fantastic antanae that it seemed to be using to help it crawl. I accidentally had smacked one of the antenna off. Under its back it had 2 clear wings And was hopping/ attmpting to fly from leaf to leaf, but I infer it was injured since I had smacked it off of my arm. It seems to have had pinschers on its face. It was very strong and agile and could flip itself over after falling on its back. It used it's antanaes to assist itself to do this! It's belly was dark and had a pretty pattern, but at that point my husband had come to inspect my hooting and hollering and said it may be a kissing bug.... I don't think it is, but want to rest easy.
Could you please tell me what you think?
Black Type of Fly or Bee? (Elm sawfly adult)
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
I found this on a closed road, in the middle of the pavement, dying. No apparent reason. Didn't seem to have been stepped on or hit by anything. It was found on June 9/16 at 8:45pm. The weather was dry and seasonal (approx 15C) and dusk was just beginning. Thank you for any identification help you can provide.
black flying wasp ant? (Ichneumon wasp)
Black winged insect, 1/2 inch long or so. I thought it was a carpenter ant at first because we saw some recently. We saw it twice during the day. It bit or stung my son the first time (he tried to catch it to release it outside). It got swatted the second time (sorry bug!). We've noticed others outside since then. It is spastic, kind of twitchy when it moves. It's black all over but it's legs taper to brown-orange. Wings: two sets. Its antennae weren't segmented like the ants I've seen, more curly.
black with orange markings, six legs with antenna (Boxelder bug adult)
by Linda Katel
top view of insect
Have found several of these insects in my home. Basically black with orange marking on top and bottom, six legs and antenna. Insect is about 1/2 inch in length.