large brown bug (Giant water bug)
by Karen Mowrey
Thought it was a bat, good size, flying clumsy at night, 70degrees,Sandy Hook CT. I was hoping it was a Cicada but does not look like the pictures I had seen My husband said to tell my friend, whose house it was at, that it was a cockroach, but he is not sure either and teasing me.
Moni saysYour bug is a giant water bug.
They do live in water but are attracted to lights at night. Do you live near a pond or lake?
They do like clean water so I am not sure there are as many around these days as several years ago. Perhaps they are still plentiful in TN.
Brown spider black spots (Camel cricket)
What kind of bug am I
Brown with Black spots, spider like, it has six legs total, the hind legs are large, 2 antennae, small tail
Moni says this is a camel cricket
They are known to habit moist greenhouses, basements and laundry rooms. They feed on various food stuffs especially organic material dead or alive. They can cause damage in greenhouses by feeding on young plants. These are quite common and were introduced from China.
Here is a website from North Carolina State Univ Entomology Dept about these crickets for more info.
Read more here
Brownish Little Stinkers (Boxelder Bugs )
As shown on October 19th there are insects called Stink Bugs. I am surprised that there was only one noticed in Iowa. In Eastern PA we have quite a few. In late September they invade our houses; some survive in linens, books and window sashes until Spring. Their musty odor is noticable occasionally, probably because they were stepped on or tormented by one of our cats; however, on Thanksgiving Day, although I routinely throw hundreds back outside without causing a "stink", one in my dish closet objected to being removed and my guests fell over each other trying to leave the room! This year they seemed to favor the back door which we luckily did not have to use.
large brown insect wtih black eyes on back ( Eyed Elater, Eastern Eyed Click Beetle)
(kitchener ontario canada)
just wondering what it is?
we were wondering if you could tell us what kind of bug this if you could let me know either way that would be great thanks
brown Unknown Pod (mantid egg case)
I found this pod on my Walnut tree. This is in Southern California and I have many fruit and nut trees. I have placed praymantis pods in the garden a few years ago, but they did not look like this one, the color and texture are not consistent. Also I noticed a remnant of a web right above this pod with a bee in it. The wind blew the bee and the web, and you can see it hanging from the left side of the pod. The web may or may not have anything to do with the pod.
Thank you for your time.
brown with pincers (Antlion larva or Dootlebug)
(Colorado Springs, CO)
Rear end has pincers like an earwig, but the head appears very, very small and at the front of the mitten-shaped body, unless the pincers are at the front and the bug is always moving backwards? Found it in my sunroom, where it blends in very well with the brown carpet.
It also has little tufts of black hair-like growths coming from the widest segment of the body.
Jumping brown bug (Greenhouse camel cricket)
Looks to have 6 legs. The rear legs are large. The body and legs are brown with dark stipes
Brown and orange flying (Ten-lined June beetle)
by RyAnn and Cricket
(Aurora CO USA)
My cousin took this picture of this bug. She said it flew in from a window and kept getting stuck on it’s back. It has furry antennas and looks like nothing either has ever seen. We live in CO, I’m thinking some kind of moth, and sorry we don’t have a better picture. I hope you can tell what it is!
brown and white striped beetle (Ten-lined June Beetle)
by joe watson
(victoria bc canada)
it is aprox. 1.5 inches long
i live in victoria bc
this beatle was flopping around on its back on my driveway at about 1030pm
the antennea are wet in the picture but are much larger in real life and they seam to spread out like a feather with about 4 or 5 points
you cant see by the picture but it has quite large eyes
oh ya and it hisses
Small brown and white bug (Cockroach)
(Adelaide, South Australia)
Roughly 1cm long, glossy body with distinctive markings of brown, black and cream sort of colour.
Has long antena and six legs.
Found in different areas around the house, sometimes in amongst dishes waiting to be washed, and other times in cupboards.
Underside of the body shows white colour.
Legs are covered in very small hair.
Large browinish 2 inch hairy flying bug (Robber Fly)
by Matt Waddoups
(Sierra Vista, Arizona USA)
This bug was in my apartment in Sierra Vista Arizona. Looks like a mix between a huge wasp and a mosquito or something.. Maybe a little house fly because of the eyes. I've lived in AZ all my life and never seen anything of the sort.
brown Stink Bug on leaf (Stink Bug)
Brown bug on raspberry leaf. What is this?
brown Ant like insect with thorns (Leaffooted bug)
(San Antonio, Texas)
A neighbor moved and left us their aloe plant. These red ant-like insects have been on the plant since. They don't seem to be eating it or doing much of anything. They mostly stay in a pack together. Only once have I seen them all in their own area on the plant. They have black legs, two black antennas, two black dots on their abdomen and thorn like spikes all over their body. I'm worried they're dangerous.
Tiny wasp or ant? (Subterranean Ants)
I keep finding these in my basement.(they've all been dead) Thought carpenter ants, but these are tiny and everything I read says they get big. Put a dime in the photo for size comparison.
Thanks so much!
winged borer insect with long antenna-like tail (Ichneumon wasp)
closeup of insect
A maple tree in our yard has extensive damage to the trunk. There are holes around the circumferance of trunk from the base to about 5 feet from the ground. The holes are the size of a pencil width. The bark is peeling off in large sections.
The attached image shows the damge to the tree on the left and a closeup of the insects on the right. What doesn't show up in the photo is a very long antenna-like "tail" that the insects inserted into the holes.
Any guidance you can give us as to how to save the tree would be greatly appreciated.
Brown, approx 3 inches, flying (Giant water bug)
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
Trying to sneak into the movies
I saw this guy in Ottawa. It's about 3 inches long, brownish-grey coloured, with large wings that cover the top of its body. It was by itself. At first i thought its front legs were pincers. Later i saw a couple more of them all on concrete outside of the movie theatre. This one was on the door trying to get in.
brownish starfish insect (Hag Moth Larva)
I found this on my car window whille visiting family in South Jersey. I first though it was a leaf but I took a closer look an have no idea what it is. I took pictures and asked practically everyone I know have they ever seen one. All I get is no. I was lucky because it was on my car window so I opened the door and got belly shots this part looks like an alien. I have a picture of the top but can only upload one.
brown long insect (Striped walkingstick pair)
by Benjamin Schwartz
(Fort worth, texas USA)
grill match to show size
not sure what this is hangs around my porch with backs up to a wooded creek area. carries it's young on it's back
Brown with Orange Stripes (Elm borer)
Brown bug orange stripes
Less than an inch long, Started noticing them in the house shortly after christmas. 6 legs, long antenna,
4.5 inches Dry Brown Leaf-like Insect (Praying Mantid)
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
I just don't know exactly how to describe it, but then, I've its picture.
brown furry grub (Puss caterpillar or Southern flannel moth larva)
(New Orleans, LA)
Mr. Nice Guy??
I found this furry thing on my iron fence above some creeping fig and confederate jasmine. On top, he looks pretty handsome. On the bottom, he looks like a grub, with a white sectioned body, many legs, and a darkish mouth at one end.
We live in New Orleans, LA.
Are these poisonous? OK? for dogs?
brownish Jumping bug ( Eyed Elater)
(Battle Lake, MN, USA)
Bug that jumps.
I opened the shower door and it fell to the floor. The shower is dry and rarely used (in the basement). I thought it was a piece of plastic or something the kids left behind, but as I went to pick it up, it jumped. Kind of like a mexican jumping bean. It has no wings.
two yellow spots and brown-black wings (Corsair Assassin Bug)
(Centreville Alabama usa)
Bug landed inside on my neck, possible bit/stung my thumb heh.
Flying bug - 6 legs two yellow spots on a set of brown.black wings
Long Brown ( Leaf-footed bug /Stink Bug)
by Kristen Lauter
(Morristown, NJ USA)
Hi there, my friend found a bug in colorado..and what was funny was that I found one too in my home same night, so i sent her a pic and she said it was the same exact one. So we wanted to know what it was because we never have seen such a beautiful bug =) and i'm in NJ.. so wild to see the same kind...
Light brown 2 inches long (Sun spider)
by Jim Schumacher
(San Diego, CA)
I foound this insect crawling inside a moving blanket that was stored in my garage in San Diego. The blanket hasn't left the
garage in 10 years. Because there are small children in the
house, I am concerned that it may be poisonous.
brown with orange markings (Leaffooted seed bug)
found on my doorknob when i went home. never saw it before. seemed pretty big, 2-3cm?
TINY brown bug (aphid)
TINY brown bug
Found crawling in room
brown and orange (Dermestid beetle larvae)
by Corey DeRosa
(Colorado Springs, CO)
the size of a pebble
6 legs looks like a caterpillar tan color very smart and hairy
brown-grey two ended (Plaster bagworm)
by Elaine Cox
This bug/insect is brownish gray and the largest one I have found is 1/4" long. Its moves but see no legs. The head can come out of either end of the body. These have been found in our house but also out side.
Brown-black 6 legged winged bed bug look-alike (Carpet beetle)
by Katrin Madatian
(Glendale, CA, United States)
Brown-black, 6 legged, & winged
I found this bug near my bed on the wall in day light. It is brown black, has six legs, antennas, wings (although it wasn't using it to fly) and in the picture it is being compared to the tip of a 0.5mm lead pencil.
brown with white spots (Ivory-marked beetle )
by Donna Spitzer
found Sunday crawling up my daughters pant leg sitting in our living room in Maryland.
brown many legs (Centipede)
by Shane Salter
Hi, thanks for taking a look of my little friend here. I've lived in this area for over ten years (Maryland) and have never seen anything like it. It had gotten into my house and was near some ant poison I had out, I think it was eating some of the dead ants.
I'm sorry, but I can't figure out how to put the picture in a lowercase jpeg. If you can't view it in the format it's currently in (upper case JPEG), please let me know and I'll see what I can do.
I appreciate any help you can offer.
brown long antenna (silverfish)
Creepy crawly - found in my bathtub
Found in southern californa mountains brown (Jerusalem Cricket)
Likes to be burrowed in the ground, large back end
brownish spiked crest (adult wheel bug)
(Farmer City, IL)
2 1/2-3" long. found in Central Illinois near woody/wet area. Did not see it fly or crawl. Back area golden and glittery. Kind of a horn closer to it's head. found on the side of our house.
brown and orange (Oak Treehopper nymph)
'Star Wars' Insect
Found on my clump brich tree yesterday.
They don't seem to be doing any damage ...only resting.
Location: South West Virginia ~ Blue Ridge Mountains
gray-brown beetle (Leaf-footed bug)
(columbus ga 31808)
i've got these now greying, formerly very bright orange and black leggy alien looking beetles on the fruiting end fo my raspberry plants. they don't seem to be doing much damage, but i don't want to inadvertently eat their offspring, thus becoming a human host to varmants.
he looks like he may be called the 'long-eared-leaf-legged-funky-colored beetle', but what do i know.....
i live in columbus ga, half way down the west edge, zone 8.
brownish Assassin bug
(Chatham, VA, US)
This bug was in the back yard on some vines - I think variegated periwinkle. My son found it and we took this picture. (The bug is dead in the picture.) We live in a small, rural part of Piedmont Virginia - near the NC line. My son thought it looked like a picture he recalled of an assassin bug. I hope you can help us.
Thanks. I wish the picture could have been better, but the bug was dead and a little brittle by the time we took it.
brown tiny ant-like jumping/flying insect (Parasitic wasp)
We have a bunch of perennial Cornflowers and these tiny ant-like insects are swarming all over it. They are just walking around on the leaves not doing any damage. They jump, and have back legs that look good for jumping, look like they have tiny wings, and don't have pincers like ants do. They also look to have some kind of orange spike? on their backs. Mostly black but upclose look to have some deep red/orange coloring.
brown spider/grasshopper ( Immature Assassin bug)
was sitting on a chainlink fence very slow moving non aggresive i picked it up with a spachula very creepy looking has a big body, wings, legs like a spider, a head like a grasshoper with one little red pincher/fang and had antennas like a roach any clue what this might be? thanks in advance
brown lots of legs (centipede)
This looks like an anorexic caterpillar. Why am I suddenly finding them in my bathtub and crawling on the floor? And what is it?
ridged brown (Wheel bug adult)
he's almost dead,poor guy
looks like a combination of a stink bug and a praying mantis, except for the amazing ridge on his back.....like a dinosaur!
Brown furry fly (Golden Dung Fly)
(Vancouver, WA USA)
Brown furry/fuzzy fly
Found 1 last night and killed it, there was blood or red juice inside. Then found 1 today and saved it until it died in a jar. Both found indoors walking on family room wall between window and outside door. It doesn't seem to like to fly around; very easy to capture. Sounds more like a bee than a fly when it does fly. Brown with light brown furry/fuzzy back end. What type of fly is this? What does it eat so what can I get rid of? Plants? Garbage? Bugs? Sugar/meat? Worried because it's so unusual for this area (NW Washington state) where we usually have black flies.
6 legged brown striped abdomen (Jerusalem Cricket)
I was in the garden removing dead grass and preparing for the soil when I discovered this unusual specimen in the dirt. I live in the bay area of California, and I do not recall ever having seen a bug like this.
It is bigger than a quarter, which is quite large compared to creatures I usually see around here. It has two little spiky things on it's behind, in case you can't see in the photo.
I really have no idea what it is! Anyone?
Brown Bee (Valley carpenter bee)
Here's a brown bee