Brown verbena leaf-eating suspect ( Eastern shieldback katydid, male)
I found this little critter on my Verbena plant. Several leaves looked like they had been eaten by something, and this was the only suspect at the scene of the crime.
I thought at first he was a cricket, but he didn't jump, hop, or even move for that matter, when I pulled on the leaf to take a picture.
He kind of looks like a cricket, but didn't jump, and he has long antennae, a somewhat segmented body, and the two little protruding things in his rear - like a cockroach. I've never seen little critters like this one before.
I live in Virginia, if it helps.
brownish-rust insect (Oak catkin mirid)
(Richardson, TX, USA)
These insects have been swarming all over our front yard the last couple of days, by the thousands. Had pest control over and they couldn't identify them. I think they are mostly attracted to the flowering live oak tree in our front yard, but I'm not positive about that. We are in the Dallas area, Richardson, TX. The date so far that we have seen them has been Mar. 26-29. I've looked through lots of pics but haven't seen any like it. They fly and then land and fold up wings. They're a big nuisance as they want to land on you whenever you walk outside. Let me know if you need any more info. Sorry, they are so small that only one picture turned out well that I took.
Flat, narrow, brown insect, (Firefly larvae)
by Holly Fake
(Portland, PA, USA)
March 7, 2012 - Portland, PA: The weather was sunny and around 60°F. I was attempting to move one of the decorative rocks in my garden, and spotted a small flat insect crawling on top of it that I have never seen before in my life. The insect was approximately 3/4" long and narrow, and had 6 legs toward the front of it's body. It's coloring was mottled browns, in varying shades from dark brown to tan. The body had 11 segments, and appeared similar to a flat lobster tail. The head and neck were very tiny, with short stubby antennae, and almost snail-like in appearance and movement. The insect moved very slowly and appeared to be feeding on materials from the surface of the rock.
Brown, slender insect with long antennae (Female Jumping Bush Cricket)
I've caught several of these in the past week. Two in my bathroom and one was crawling on my bedroom ceiling. It appears to have wings, but I can't tell. Doesn't really make noise as a cricket would. Appears between a cricket, beetle, or possible some type of roach. Not sure. Each one was single, no others around.
Tiny brownish beetle looking insect (Sawtoothed grain beetle)
Tiny brownish to black beetle looking insects; they are about 1/8th of an inch long; they have invaded my house. Any information will be greatly appreciated.
Brown winged bug with long antennae (Spring fishfly)
(Dutchess County, NY)
About the same size as a cicada, but long wings, narrow body, long antennae. Wings have black dots along the "ribs." What is this thing? Thanks for any help! (NY State)
Black and brown Fly or wasp? (Glassy-winged sharpshooter)
(Orange County, CA)
Citrus fly or wasp
Lime tree in California had this bug which fell on my leg and bit before I hit it off. Is black with white on sides and yellow ring at the end top. The wings were bright blue and red six legs.
large brown antlike with large wings (eastern dobsonfly, female)
looks like a big ant. large mouthparts. large wings. greenish in color..both wings and body...wings have small white spots
Brown Stick or Insect? (Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper)
(Miami, Florida, USA)
Long brown body with a white stripe on the side. It looks to be winged. Possibly 4 legs? And two antennae out front. It was found on my friend's glass door in Miami, Florida. I thought possibly a stick bug, but his body seems to be stockier than the typical stick bug and his legs appear to be shorter.
Brown TINY fly size of letter on dime. (Brown lacewing)
by Terence Duke
(San Diego,CA USA)
Found this and others in upstairs bathroom of 2 story townhouse in San Diego. First thought why are fruit flies in my upstairs bath until I caught and viewed one. Too tiny for crane, dobson. Looked like pepper flake. TINY. Curious about worm like creature in mouth or maybe part of the fly? Plus seemed to have some on lower abdomen area. Drain fly/fungus gnat? 3rd floor unit had toilet leak twice I believe was never remedied properly as there is wall evidence right near bathroom inline to upstairs bathroom continuing straight down to underground garage floor. A drippy golden brownish but clear that sits for a while then breaks open to creamy colored interior. stating this to see if possible connection attracting the flies? photographed with Nikon D-50 with macro lens
Brown Stick Bug (pair of northern two-striped walkingsticks mating)
by Beatha R Galloway
Bug on step
This bug appears to get about 4 to 5 inches long and carries baby on it's back. The baby's tail seems to be fused with the adults inder belly. Theynare as wide as an adult thumb. First notice them in the bark of a dying plant in my yard. Then we removed the plank boardsmfrom doors and found them nested in the wood there as well. The antennae is about 1 to 2 inches in length. Skin appears to b raised in sections like that if scorpion, but not hard shelled. Leg count appears to be six spaced on either of elongated body.
Moni says Beatha, Your insects are a pair of northern two-striped walkingsticks mating.
The larger is the female while the smaller is the male.
Walkingsticks feed on leaves of trees and shrubs. Eggs are dropped to the ground where they overwinter
Some striped walkingsticks have been known to secrete a substance and vapor that can cause irritation so be careful and do not get too close to this insect.
It is not a pest so enjoy having found it.
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Tiny shield shaped with brown, grey/black & light tan mottled (Varied carpet beetle)
by Renee CS
small bug in center of allysum flower
This bug has 4 legs that I can see, almost every flower on my Allysum has one in the center of the flower and they seem to move from flower to flower eating pollen. They are a rounded shield shape, but have a fatter rounder body than a stink bug. The coloring is mottled, not spotted not striped, just blotches of black, grey, brown and light tan with black and white stripes on their underside. I just want to make sure it is not a harmful insect that will eventually devour my favorite plants.
Brown segmented hairy grub-like insect (Carpet beetle larva)
by Jon Bennett
(Mesa, AZ, USA)
1/2" in length. looks to be 12 segment body. fine hair protruding from sides and more lengthy hair sticking out the rear end. light tan underbelly. Six legs in the front 1/3 of the body. Seems to be trying to burrow, even when on solid surfaces. Found it in a Kitchen bowl in Mesa Arizona
brown with semi-transparent wings, (Dobsonfly, female)
by Mike M.
(Downers Grove, IL)
Looks like a female Dobsonsfly
Found this insect resting on stucco wall outside a community pool in Lombard, IL June 4, 2015. It has brown, semi-transparent wings, (wing structure is variegated) small eyes, two antenna, small pinchers, has sets of raised bumps on back of head. It was not bothered by the many people passing by.
Brown and tan insect with fuzzy white bottom (Acanaloniid planthopper nymphs)
Brown 1/8th inch insect with fuzz hanging from rear. Inzect has tan stripe on midsection. Jump far when threatened. They are tomato, squash and cucumber plants in garden in Clemmons, NC
Brown segmented body with big "teeth" (Windscorpion)
by Kate Alder
(Hemet, CA, USA)
The carcass is brown and beige, about 1" in length with a segmented body and big "teeth." It has a long abdomen; no evidence of wings. I live in a rural part of the Inland Empire region of southern California. The climate is arid with summer temps in the 90s or higher and very little rain. Almost desert but not quite.
I found it when I was stripping my bed to wash the sheets. It was stuck to the top sheet near the foot of the bed when I pulled the bedspread off. The sheets have been on the bed about 10 days; no idea how long the bug's been there. I have never seen this bug before and hope never to see another one...it scared the heck out of me!
light brown colored beetle type bug (Grapevine beetle)
(Grand Rapids, Michigan USA)
this beetle/june bug type bug flew into my friend's garage and landed on my hat while i was wearing it and stayed there well after i took it off. This occured in Grand Rapids, Michigan tanish in color with three or maybe four spots that run down each side. Easily as big around as a half dollar if not bigger.
Large Brown Beetle with Long Flexible Antennae (Prionid long-horned beetle)
by Scott K
(Pittsburgh PA USA)
Here he is on his back.
Beetle. Brown. Inch and a quarter maybe. Pronounced mandibles. Long segmented antennae. Straight flat body. Found on its back on bathroom floor - still squirming but not able to turn itself over. Southwest Pennsylvania. July 14.
Very large brown/white and black flying insect (Horse fly)
by Ray Matulis
Wow, what are you!!?
It's a six legged, 2 wings only, very large fly type of insect. It has large greenish, brownish eyes, brown fuzzy shoulders with a black back and a white belly. It has an elongated mouth or snout. It's around 2.25 inches long and over a half inch wide. I was parked in a parking lot in Cromwell, CT and it flew into an open window and crawled around my dash for a while. I decided I needed to stretch my legs until it finally found it's way out!
Walking Brownish Black Bug (Big-footed bug)
This little critter was found in Frankford, Ontario. It is about an inch long kind of looks like a cross between a praying mantis and a walking stick. It has 6 legs which start out black lighten up then go back black again and what looks to be 2 feelers! There are also bumps on its back and the back looks to be like a hard shell(but may not be wasn't touching it!!). The back and head would remind you of a tortoise it looks prehistoric!! It walks like a crab with its behind up in the air...There are Hostas, rose bushes, Spruce trees and a small creek on the property but he was found walking across our deck. What the heck is it? Is it dangerous or venomous??
Huge brown triangular body (Leaf-footed bug)
by Rhoda Mccomb
(St Augustine fl usa)
Huge looks like black or brown n white triangula body with long antanis
Praying Mantis Egg Case? (Chinese mantid egg case )
by Colleen Schoneveld
Praying Mantis Pod?
I did have several praying mantis this season.
I found about 8 of these and from what I can figure they might be the egg sack.
I garden in a community garden and everything had to be removed.
I saved 5 pods.
The are hard and feel light as if made with foam.
If this is a mantis pod...how can I protect it so the eggs will hatch?
I live in a small apartment with no outside, but could bring them to my daughter's.
Thank you so much!