Category Archives: Identification

What’s putting bugs in pots on my windowsill?

Written by Joe Ballenger Does anyone know what kind of worms these are? They were in this mudlike ball stuck to the screen (second pic after it burst open) and when I flicked it to remove it, it busted apart … Continue reading

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Entomologist Answers Commonly Googled Questions About Entomology and Entomologists

Written by Nancy Miorelli I’ve been rehauling my YouTube channel and I thought – that as member of the Ask an Entomologist team – what better way to spread the bug love than to answer questions that are commonly Googled! … Continue reading

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Is This Asian Lady Beetle Meme True?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This meme – floating around FB. Fact? Fiction? Mix? I’m starting to feel like we’re the Snopes of Entomology. The answer? Mostly False.  Like 98% False. And lots of misleading information. 

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What is an Arachnid?

One of our most common identification requests are pictures of spiders and other arachnids. Nancy and I did a live video awhile back talking about arachnids. In the video we say that you can type the word “SPIDER” to receive a … Continue reading

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Wait…predatory bees?

Written by Joe Ballenger Since it’s summer, and bug season is in full swing, we get a lot of neat observations in our inbox. I wanted to highlight one such observation in this week’s post, because it involves one of … Continue reading

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