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Name that Bug, Cameroonian Edition

Found a rather strange insect while doing night work in the forest at Mbam et Djerem National Park, Cameroon. Neither I nor anybody on my field team can even assign them to order. Does anybody out there in the Hive Mind know what this is? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 6, 2014 - 5 answers

tiny, tiny insect that smells awful?

smelly teeny bugs living in my computer? [more inside]
posted by birdseye on Sep 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Green bug on my grubby building's windowsill

What bug could this be? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Identify this bug?

Is this a termite or not? Should I freak out or not? [more inside]
posted by monocot on Jun 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Calling all caterpillar experts

Need help identifying caterpillar. [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Sep 25, 2011 - 4 answers

What are these grubs and beetles and will they harm my garden?

What are these grubs (and possibly related beetle) that I found in our vegetable garden today? [more inside]
posted by exogenous on May 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Giant bug attacks unwitting camper twice!

What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 9, 2011 - 21 answers

What is this insect and did it kill my tree?

What is this creepy insect that I found in a neat, quarter-inch hole in a dead pine tree in my yard? [more inside]
posted by dylan20 on Nov 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Eeeeeeeeeeek! What's this bug?

Help me identify this creepy crawly in my kitchen cabinets :( [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Aug 21, 2010 - 23 answers

Identify this bug in the UK

Help me identify this insect that just scared the living daylights out of us in the South West of the UK.
posted by Morsey on Jun 2, 2010 - 13 answers

What were these bugs that we called "bloodsuckers"?

There is this insect/arachnid I remember from my childhood in Las Vegas. It had a body about the size of a raisin, only it was quite flat. They were red with black spots (larger than ladybugs, but flatter), and the kids in the neighborhood called them "bloodsuckers" for some reason. (I have no idea if they bit or not.) I don't remember them flying, but I could be wrong about that. What insects were they? Scientific name or common name is fine, anything I can use to find out more info.
posted by ErWenn on Nov 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Name that bug!

I'm home alone. Except I'm not. Please help me identify my new visitors. [more inside]
posted by xsquared-1 on Apr 28, 2009 - 11 answers

What the BUG?!

The cold weather seems to have caused horrible, alien looking bugs to invade our basement. They are fairly slow moving (unless startled) and look like spiders and grasshoppers mated to produce alien children. They are brown in color, have enormous, Daddy-long-legs type legs (but only six of them), and get pretty far off the ground when they jump. Can anyone tell me exactly what is sneaking up on me when I'm working at my desk at night? [more inside]
posted by roundrock on Nov 17, 2008 - 20 answers

Please Tell Me These Are Not Termites (I Don’t Want to Hear Carpenter Ants, Either)

Small pile of hundreds of insect/larvae carcasses found in home – should we be concerned? Have you ever encountered such a thing? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Nov 17, 2008 - 3 answers

What's this bug?

What is this bug (1.5MB, 2848 x 2136 JPEGs), and should I be worried that I'm starting to see them in our home? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Bug identification help

Bug identification help; location: Texas. We found this half-inch bug walking on the wall in my son's bedroom. [more inside]
posted by zek on Oct 31, 2006 - 13 answers

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