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Subject:  Crazy cool bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Kenmore, WA
Date: 11/09/2018
Time: 07:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Seen under a chestnut tree in Sep 2016. Saw two them, they were docile and slow.
How you want your letter signed:  Season

Oak Tree Hopper Nymph

Dear Season,
This is an immature Oak Tree Hopper and we are intrigued that you found it under a chestnut tree.  According to BugGuide:  “Fairly common on deciduous and evergreen oaks,
Quercus spp.”  According to the University of Florida IFAS Extension pdf on the species:  “Essig (1958) reported that he collected a freshly hatched colony from a cultivated chestnut tree (presumably in California).”

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Subject:  Bug from outer space?
Geographic location of the bug:  North central Florida -Alachua Co
Date: 11/09/2018
Time: 10:56 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Unusual fellow here – we can’t Id – help please .  Beneficial bug?
Photo taken late October.
How you want your letter signed:  Always Learning

Big Legged Bug

Dear Always Learning,
This is a Big Legged Bug in the genus
Acanthocephala, is native to Florida and definitely NOT from outer space.   Because of the orange tipped antennae and your location, we believe it is Acanthocephala terminalis.  You can check BugGuide to verify our identification.

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Subject:  Big found in kitchen cabinets
Geographic location of the bug:  New York
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 06:30 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello,
For the last couple of weeks I have had what I thought was an ant problem in my kitchen cabinets but now I am questions the type of insect
How you want your letter signed:  Ellie

Sawtooth Grain Beetle

Dear Ellie,
This is a Sawtooth Grain Beetle, one of the many species of beetles that infest stored foods.  According to BugGuide:  “serious pest of stored grain; presence in household products is incidental and causes little concern.” 

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Subject:  What’s this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  West Virginia
Date: 11/10/2018
Time: 10:50 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found this in our cabin in Middlebourne West Virginia
How you want your letter signed:  Jenny

Larder Beetle

Dear Jenny,
This is a Larder Beetle, a common household pest that infests stored foods.  Check the pantry for the site of the infestation.

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Subject:  Imposter from Japan?
Geographic location of the bug:  Cannon Beach, Oregon
Date: 11/09/2018
Time: 12:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Found on the beach, November 9, 2018. Was in shallow sea water.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious Salemites, Lisa & Steve

Bristle Worm

Dear Curious Salemites,
We have an image in our archives also from Oregon that we previously tentatively identified as a Marine Worm in the genus
Glycera, and this image from APhotoMarine supports that identification.

Update:  November 11, 2018
Thanks to a comment from Rusty, we were informed of the common name Bristle Worm.  We searched that and found The Chesapeake Bay Program site that indicates Bristle Worms are in the class  Polychaeta
and this information is provided:  “Bristle worms are soft, segmented worms found along shorelines, mud flats and shallow waters throughout the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. … Bristle worms have soft, segmented bodies with tiny, hair-like bristles along each side. The bristles are attached to appendages called parapodia. Each body segment has one pair of parapodia, which vary in shape depending on the species. Most worms have a head with eyes, antennae and sensory palps.”   According to Scenic Oregon:  “Polychaete worms, of the group Polychaeta, are annelids (segmented worms) that have “legs”– called parapodia– with bristles at the ends.  Some polychaetes, especially types of tubeworms, resemble palm trees, with a plume of frond-like appendages at the head.  Of all the species of annelids, the vast majority are polychaetes, with around 10,000 known species.  Some common names for different types of polychaetes are bristleworms, clam worms, featherduster worms, fire worms, lugworms, palolo worms, Pompeii worms, sea mice,  tubeworms, and many others.  They live underwater in almost every ocean environment, from cold water to undersea volcanic vents, with some burrowing into the sand at the shoreline.”

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Subject:  What insect is this??
Geographic location of the bug:  India
Date: 11/07/2018
Time: 04:33 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It has a texture like wood and is a flying insect.. It is there at the same place since 5 hours and hadn’t move an inch..
How you want your letter signed:  Dhruv

Hawkmoth

Dear Dhruv,
This is a Sphinx Moth or Hawkmoth in the family Sphingidae, but we are not certain of the species.  Many Hawkmoths have brightly colored underwings that are hidden by brown or gray wings that act as good camouflage if the moth alights on a tree trunk.