green and purple/black (Annual Cicada)
by Mike Sr
(West Newton, PA USA)
unknown, plz help
i seen this up at my dads house late at night, around 10pm. in a small town called West Newton,Pa. this thing landed into the ground. been looking for a wk now on site and still cant find out what it was. its in a wooded area. its green and purple/black striped. it has 4 or six lefs i wanna say and i think it had a glitter to it. again it was at night but got a decent pix of it tho. plz. would really like to know what this is and if its any kind of danger to my kids. thx
Green beetle with black markings (Four lined plant bug)
Beetle eating mint leaves
I am in Southern Ontario. This colony of beetles have been eating the leaves of my mint, shasta dasies, purple coneflower, black-eyed susans, and even the lavender in my garden. I'd like to find out what they are ... and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
green dragonfly type bug (Common green darner)
by Mary P
This bug flew into the side of my house today near my rose bushes. I have never seen a bug like this before. It was about 3 inches long and it stayed there for about 1/2 an hour. I live in Saginaw, Michigan. Is it harmful to my roses or veggies? Any help would be appreciated.
Very small beetle-like insect; light green with red stripes (Red Banded Leafhopper)
Solitary and found on quite a few of my hosta leaves. I would certainly appreciate some of your ID time to ID this. I'd like to know whether there's a chance it could be making the little pinholes we see in hostas around this time of year. Thanks.
baby praying mantid green
These guys are rarin' to get to work in my gardens. They all look like tiny editions of Mom and Dad!! We were lucky to be there when they came scrambling out of their winter egg case! Envy us. We put at least a half dozen in protested places in the Fall.
green see-through wings (Green lacewing)
tiny, long bright green insect. Flies pretty well, has veined transparent wings. very beautiful, i believe it eats plants but im not sure.
Green, triangular head, leafy wings (Praying mantid)
(Van Nuys, Ca)
Southern California, Van Nuys.
I captured, put in bottle and here is the best shot. Bug was soo smart..I tapped on the glass and she turned her head to look.. too cuuute. I don't know what kind she is..?
Small green leaf-like bug (Keeled Tree Hopper)
Little green leaf-like fellas on eggplant
I have been searching for a similar pic of this kind of bug on my eggplant, peppers, and tomatillos with not avail. Can someone tell me what it is? I don't think it is a katydid, but I could be mistaken. They're about 1/2 inch long
I am in coastal socal.
Find the Preying Mantis
Large, well camouflaged predator.
Three inch green leaf like insect (Katydid)
Reno, NV. This insect's body looks exactly like a leaf. I can't tell if it has wings but it has two antennae you can't see in the picture. It has been hanging out by our front door, where lots of bugs accumulate around the porch light. When I took this picture, it was on the ceiling.
green leaf like insect (Keeled treehopper)
by Justin Stoltz
(Kahului, HI, USA)
different stages clustered together with ruler on tomato branch
1.5 mm in length, I think I have the insect photographed in two stages of its life cycle. The first stage being orange black and spickey; the second mostly green with an arched back. It has white spots on its sides and a dark line down the ridge of its back; also with white spots. From the front it's shape looks like a witches hat.
Green Beetle adult (leaf beetle)
by Bronwen Leslie
(Aylmer, Quebec, Canada)
green 4 legged creature with antenna 1 inch long (Wheel bug nymph)
(Marion, South Carolina, USA)
This insect is on my pole beans, does not frighten easily and will become aggressive when bothered.
green-gray beetle eating squash (Squash bugs)
(Valley Springs CA)
I hope this works
this beetle infestation in Valley springs California is driving us mad it eats up all the squash and pumpkin family and we get nothing, I'd be so pleased if you could identify it and advise me on how to control it
Green Leaf like bug (Luna Moth)
winged white/green cocoonish fat body and the size of a small bat, 4 brown stick like antenni and 4 legs.
Yellow/Green Beetle (Rose Chafer beetles)
(Island Pond, VT, USA)
This beetle-type bug is a faded greenish/yellowish color and has orange legs. It was found on our apple trees. It was boring into the apples and pretty much destroying the leaves. (In the picture there are two bugs)
green praying mantid
Praying Mantis on Butterfly Bush
We kept putting them over the fence so the cats wouldn't catch them. Luckily we probably have a dozen cases .......the potential for hundreds of helpers in 2008!
Small green rose bug (Small green leafhopper)
(Stoke poges, bucks, UK)
bug with biro tip
This little guy's from England...
• Bright yellowy green
• About 5-6 mm long and 2mm wide
• Tail seems to stretch in and out
• Tiny black dots for eyes on the side of it's head
• Smooth, soft looking body
• minute antenna about 1mm long and very fine
• no wings
• was found crawling slowly around the inside of a rose
THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP! :)
Small green insect (Leafhopper Assassin Bug nymph)
(Lantana, TX USA)
Little critter in TX
Hello there! I found this small green insect on my shirt after being outside in North Texas. The abdomen curled up slightly and had tiny spikes on the end. Any idea what this might be?
Thanks so much!
Green half-inch fuzzy-legged bug (Crowned Slug)
by Lewis Turner
(Marietta, GA, USA)
Green half-inch 14-legged bug (Crowned Slug)
This bug was on my driver-side car window -- exterior -- and stayed there until I removed it to a cup w/lid I had in my car. It did move, although very slowly during the two hours it was on my window. It is now nestled inside a sandwich bag.
Long Antenna'd, fat bodied small Praying Mantis?( Immature katydid)
by Stephanie C
(San Diego, CA)
I guess everyone likes their coffee!
We found this guy inside a Starbucks in San Diego. I think it's a type of Praying Mantis but, as you can see in the photo, he doesn't have the big front arms, he has a fat and stubby body (instead of a long slender one) and he has super long antennas. He almost looked more like a cross between a cricket and a praying mantis. Any ideas?
green brown japanese beetle and bumble bee
by brinda hunt
(sarnia ont ca)
mating time and hey i want my lunch can we have alittle privacy ..sheeesh ...
i take pix all the time here's a Japanese beetle mating and a bumble bee ..thought it would be nice to see one on the site ..god bless
2" long and hard green shell with black spots (Hercules Beetle)
(Nicholasville, Ky Jesamine)
It has 6 legs
Green 6 legs pod like body (Common True Katydid)
by Margo Manfredi
(Analomink PA USA)
We found this insect hanging out on top of our truck in our driveway. We live in Analomink PA in a wooded community. I have never seen this before and cannot find it on any web site. It has 6 legs long anteni. I can only describe the body as pod like. Kind of like a pea pod. It was about 3 inches long.
green winged,six-legged,one inch (Green banana cockroach)
found in a bunch of bananas bought from major grocery store.Resembles a large affid,six legged,green winged,about one inch long,triangular head.Viewed through a glass jar.
wide eyed and curious (Dragonfly head)
This is a Macro of something that is very beautiful in flight, guessed yet?
Green with intermittent strips (Olive green cutworm)
About 1.3 inches long and smooth, found on a concrete porch in south Boise end of october
Long green insect with folded wings (Squash bug)
the GREEN insect
Long green insect with 2 pairs of folded wings, one pair over another, folded neatly into 2 overlapping triangles. 6 long legs. Head is like a triangle, 2 tiny eyes very close to the apex. Antennae are brown, each with a short but visible section of white near the middle. I accidentally touched it, and now my fingers still stink of the weird leafy smell. It suddenly flew to my hand in the late night. Nearly squashed it. Now it's safely kept in a microwave safe container.
Small head, large read antenna (Grass-like mantid )
Some type of praying mantis (hope you can tell me).
Picture taken summer of 2009, in 39 years this is the only time I have seen this particular type of mantis.
Large Green Flying Insect (Katydid)
by Fred Baker
(Charlestown, RI USA)
Found Insect lying on doormat. Someone had stepped
on it while entering the house. It has 2 sets of wings, longest wings were very delicate. I don't know how it got there. I had walked on the mat about 20 minutes earlier and it was not lying there.Looks something like a locust or grasshopper, but I've looked at hundreds of photos and nothing comes close. I laid it on a table to take this photo. Each square is 3"wide.
Light green velvety burrowing grub ( Lycaenid pod bore)
by Patrice Michel
(Placerville CA, El Dorado County)
I found this guy last year and now this year. It is 1/2 inch long and likes my green beans. It bores a hole into the bean and eats it from the tip up. I think it incubates in the bean then emerges to eat, I have noticed a small hole and on the other side a larger whole. I used to think the translucent globes where eggs now I think it is the green bean. Both years he seemed to come out in mid August. Thank you very much for letting me post this.
Green and red with yellow head flying (Red banded leafhopper)
by Rick D
(Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Very small, thin, colorful beetle sitting on a cucumber leaf (but not eating!) in the sun, afternoon-ish, during mid-august near Montreal, Quebec. When bothered, would quickly flick into the air, do a quick circle and land on the same leaf or very nearby. Only saw this one.
green and brown popping bug (Treehopper)
found this little guy in the leaves thought it was a peice of a candy wrapper. when i picked in up it popped i realized it was alive and not a wrapper.it kept popping in my hand. and it does fly.
green, irridecent wings (Cicada)
by Debi and Sam
(Quaker Hill, CT, USA)
green, irridedecent wings. Large body. Possibly a probiscus. We found it moulting out of a insect like shell. Wings a paper thin. We live in southeaster Connecticut.
Green Inchworm (Soybean looper)
(Frederick, Md - USA)
Inchy on his minature roses
This is Inchy...he is green with black spots along his body in a line. There are also 2 white lines that go along his body in the same area as the spots. He has a black head, mincer-type mouthpiece, some sparse hairs along his body, three rear pro legs and three front appendages. I found him hanging from the bottom of my ottoman in the middle of my living room. He was quite distraught and was standing on his rear pro legs and looking all around. We had just brought our fall mums in from the front porch as it was getting too cold out (end of November). This is where we are thinking he came from. I removed him from the furniture and placed him in an empty 10 gallon glass tank (used to be for hermit crabs) along with a few leaves from the mums. He was very pleased with this and began nibbling little holes about the width of his body in the leaves. Inchy has been living in my bathroom for three weeks and now has a miniature rose bush plant of his very own. He seems content there and mostly sticks to the top areas of the stems and leaves and also likes to sit on the rose buds. I haven't seen him display any more alarmed behavior like standing straight up in the air and he mostly eats, inches, and just rests.
Unlike most people, I would like to help Inchy live out his life cycle. There is soil in the bottom of the rose plant for him to weather the winter and spin himself a chrysalis, but I would like to be certain that I have his environment right. I keep going back and forth between being certain he is a cabbage looper to being certain he is a cankerworm.
What type of caterpillar is he and what is his ideal habitat?
Thanks so much!
Elizabeth and Inchy - Maryland
dark green with yellow markings (Red-legged Buprestis beetle)
by earl jordan
(gurley, alabama, usa)
Green bug with six yellow stripes
it was sitting on my car tire when I saw it . It was around an inch long with orange legs and dark green body with six angled yellow stripes on it back. Three on each side from head to the tail.
3 inch green worm with black and orange spikes (Hickory Horned Devil)
aggressive big bug
his is about 3 or 4 inch long came out the ground with huge horn like spikes on his head which are black and red with lot of eyes and black spikes all over his body
brownish-green dragon fly (Antlion adult)
same bug two veiws
brownish green body with four lacey wings the upper and lower fold over each other and the left and right fold to make a long triangle over the body. the eyes are set far apart with medium length antenna next to them. he's about an inch and a half in lengh. i found him on my screen door with a bent wing (see upper picture) so i dont know what plants he likes. any help would be greatly apreciated!!!!!
6 legs two large antenna and Green (female katydid)
by John Nolan
(Ocala, Fl, Marion)
Big Green Bug Ocala
About three inch long or a lttle bigger Green with large antenna and 6 legs looks like it has wings but moves slow - not afraid of anything - what is it?
Large Green Flying insect (Annual Cicada)
I found this big guy dead on my front porch. He (or she) is about 1-1/2 to 2 inches long with green and dark green colors. Also some black symmetrical spots. Very big wings.
Small Green Beetle (Juniper stink bug)
by Corey Jones
(Randleman, NC, USA)
Some type of hard shelled beetle? Not sure.
Green Bug, 1-2 inches (Scudder's bush katydid nymph)
(cedar park, texas, US)
greenish-black fly (Mining Bees)
(Superior Wi. USA)
green bodied, white haired, non-overlapping winged, and it looks like it has 5 eyes.
Metallic Green beetle with orange legs (Say's blister beetle)
(Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
These beetles showed up in the dozens as they swarmed all over the flowers of the choke cherry tree in my back yard. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They arrived suddenly in mid-may, and the tree is covered in them.
They are able to fly, though somewhat clumsily and they make a fair bit of noise with their wings when they do. They are often found joined back to back by the tips of their abdomens (possibly mating?). They also occasionally seem to have a light/white furry patch on their abdomen as well.
I would love to know what they are, whether they pose any danger to the tree, other plants, or my 5 month old daughter (who I often take outside into the garden with me).
Thanks so much for your time and efforts!
PS I looked through the existing submissions and the closest I could find was this one: http://www.simplegiftsfarm.com/green-beetle-adult-leaf-beetle-comments.html
However, it seemed a little inconclusive and I wasn't sure if it was the same.
Green and brownish orange (Damsel bug nymph)
This little fella bit my son causing swelling and redness, I know nothing about insects. Hope you can help. We live in Michigan, Thumb area (Genesee County). It happened about 2 PM. It was unseasonably warm that day over 80 degrees. When I lifted his shirt this insect is what I found. Has 6 legs, appears to have no antennae, and does not appear to have wings. It's body is aproximately 1/4" in length overall not including the legs.
All green, very small, on fruit trees. ( Obliquebanded leafroller? tentative)
(Nelson, BC, Canada)
Next to a paper clip
These little caterpillars are on all our fruit trees (apple, pear, & cherry) but none of our other trees or shrubs. They are very small; about 5 mm long when relaxed but they stretch to about 8 mm when moving. They often hang from the trees on thin, sticky threads, similar to a spider web. They also use this thread to form nests (?) on the underside of leaves.
We live in the beautiful Slocan Valley of southeastern British Columbia, near the city of Nelson.
Bluey/Green shiney bug with red wings (blister beetle)
(Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, Canada)
This bug looks like a cross between a hornet, a shiney fly and an ant
Praying Mantis (Chinese Mantis)
by Deb Schleutker
(Fishers, IN USA)
This Paying Mantis, also called the "Walking Stick" was found in a bed of dried daises on August 31, 2008. It's color (more brown than green this time of year) cleverly disguises his presence, as he waits patiently for his next prey. Picture taken in Fishers, IN.
Large green flying insect (Coneheaded katydid)
by Mark Yarnevich
Insect is about 3 inches long, 5 inches including the antenae. It is green colored with a flat head and 6 legs. The back two legs are long, red colored and look like they are for jumping. I found it trying to fly away while mowing the lawn. Picked it up and placed it in a bush, which is where I took the picture of it.
Bright green cricket( Shield-backed katydid)
Bright green cricket like insect found in Colorado