Subject:  Help whats living in my nose???!!
Geographic location of the bug: Ukiah california
Date: 09/09/2021
Time: 02:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  For about a 10 months now I have something foreign in my left nasal cavity. My husband thinks I’m crazy hes never around when it pops its head out.about every 6 wks it comes down from my sinus I can get it to edge with a light it seems to be attracted to but im to chicken to pull it out. I can feel it move around and touch it with tip of my finger. Idont have a family Dr anymore. I need to know what it is ,& how to get rid of it
How you want your letter signed:  Eagerly waiting sincerely Mailisa

What’s That up her nose?

Dear Mailisa,
We are not qualified to make any medical diagnosis.  We suggest you check with a medical professional.

Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Central PA
Date: 09/04/2021
Time: 01:29 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Is this poisonous? What type of caterpillar is this?
How you want your letter signed:  Jeff

Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar

Dear Jeff,
This is a Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillar and it poses no threat to humans unlike other caterpillars that are known to sting.  Insects that feed on milkweed are able to incorporate toxins which make them distasteful or possibly even toxic to predators that eat them.

Subject:  What bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Borrego Springs
Date: 09/09/2021
Time: 11:16 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello, I am house/pet sitting in this area which I’m fairly new to. This bug was inside the house.
How you want your letter signed:  Babs

Solifugid

Dear Babs,
This is a predatory Solifugid and it appears dead with its guts showing indicating it was likely squashed.  Solifugids do not have venom or poison, so they pose no threat to humans.  It is possible to get bitten and a large individual might draw blood, but again, they pose no threat to humans.

Subject:  Bug id
Geographic location of the bug:  Rockport Ma
Date: 09/10/2021
Time: 03:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please tell me what this is
How you want your letter signed:  Resident

Annual Cicada

Dear Resident,
This is an Annual Cicada, one of the loudest insect musicians of the summer.  Annual Cicadas are sometimes known as Dog Day Harvestflies.

Subject:  Please Identify
Geographic location of the bug:  Lake Chelan, WA
Date: 09/09/2021
Time: 12:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Approximately 2″ from antennae to end of “stinger.”  Yellow.   Still for hours.  On shady side of pole.  Both big and little lacey wings.
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, Beatrice

Mayfly

Dear Beatrice,
This is a Mayfly in the insect order Ephemeroptera, a group that does not feed as adults.  They are short lived and because they often appear in great numbers, they are an important food source for fish, birds and other insects.

Subject:  What type of fly is this
Geographic location of the bug:  Staatsburg,ny
Date: 09/09/2021
Time: 08:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  What fly specie is this I’m 73 , never saw this before.
How you want your letter signed:  ?

Bathroom Fly

This is a Bathroom Fly or Drain Fly in the Moth Fly subfamily Psychodinae, a group that is considered an annoyance to many home owners and tenants because Bathroom Flies breed in the sludge that forms in indoor plumbing.  According to BugGuide:  “Adults often found around sewage installations, in public washrooms, and bathrooms in homes, and are attracted to light; larvae live in organic sludge that forms on inner surfaces of drains and sewage pipes; pupae occur on the surface of the organic film that the larvae have been living in.”