Subject:  What is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Alpharetta GA
Date: 09/28/2021
Time: 12:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is this? They’ve recently popped up everywhere!
How you want your letter signed: Regards, Devon

Golden Silk Spider

Dear Devon,
This is a Golden Silk Spider,
Nephila clavipes, a species known for its very strong silk webbing that is golden in color.  Because of their shape and color, they are sometimes called Banana Spiders, a common name also shared with an unrelated Huntsman Spider.

Subject:  White Fluffy Moth COLORADO
Geographic location of the bug:  Fort Collins Colorado
Date: 09/26/2021
Time: 10:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, my fiancée woke me up this morning to show me this moth, which neither of us have ever seen before in this region.
How you want your letter signed:  Thomas

Tolype species

Dear Thomas,
This is a Lappet Moth in the genus
Tolype, but we are uncertain of the species.  According to BugGuide:  ” there is considerable variation among individuals and between the sexes of all Tolype species, which complicates identification of species based on color.”

Thank you very much for your research. Have a wonderful day!
Best,
Thomas

Subject:  Grasshopper? Has back pincers!!
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Louisiana
Date: 09/26/2021
Time: 01:06 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What is this?
Pen placed in picture to help gauge size.
How you want your letter signed:  Love, The Bug Man {I really don’t understand this question}

Camel Cricket

This is not a Grasshopper.  It is a Camel Cricket, which is in the same insect order as Grasshoppers, so they share characteristics.  Camel Crickets prefer damp, dark places, and they are frequently found in basements.

Subject:  Immature walkingstick?
Geographic location of the bug:  Northwestern Wisconsin
Date: 09/27/2021
Time: 10:45 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found this little guy on a plant I recently brought back inside because of cool weather.  Isn’t it a little late in the year for new hatches?
How you want your letter signed:  Jennifer

Immature Zelus Assassin Bug

Dear Jennifer,
This is not a Walkingstick.  It is an immature, predatory Assassin Bug in the genus
Zelus.  Handle with caution.  They bite and the bite is allegedly painful, but not considered dangerous.

Subject:  Not sure what kind of bug this is?
Geographic location of the bug:  Airway Heights,WA
Date: 09/27/2021
Time: 05:37 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi my co worker and I were wondering what kind of bug this is? We found it outside of our work which is in airway heights,off the geiger blvd exit.
How you want your letter signed:  Hillary&Celeste

Spider Wasp possibly Calopompilus pyrrhomelas

Dear Hillary & Celeste,
This is a Spider Wasp and it sure looks like a Tarantula Hawk, and when we began research, we discovered
Calopompilus pyrrhomelas on BugGuide and learned that it preys on a species of Trapdoor Spider.

 

Subject:  Please identify
Geographic location of the bug:  South Carolina
Date: 09/27/2021
Time: 06:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi There- Can you please help us identify this bug? Many thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Tifini Stafford

Big Legged Bug

Dear Tifini,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus Acanthocephala.  Based on images and information posted to BugGuide, we believe it is
Acanthocephala declivis