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Eric R. Eaton

I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.

Walter Hintz

I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

Jack DeAngelis

I can answer questions in any area of entomology (study of insects, spiders, mites, ticks, and other terrestrial arthropods). Contact me about home and garden insects, insects that bite and sting, and insects that damage homes such as carpenter ants and termites.

Sue Kayton

Silkworm expert. Have raised them as a hobby for 20 years. I do not identify unknown insects.

Jessica Mellinger

I can answer questions about invertebrates native to California, including insects commonly found in homes. If you have an identification request, please attach a photo to your question.

Ed Saugstad

On Vacation
returns 10/22/2016
Will accept most questions in general entomology, including those related to medical entomology, taxonomy, ecology, arthropod surveillance, and pest management. If you are requesting a 'mystery bug' identification, PLEASE either attach an image to your question, or post an image on a web page (such as Flickr) so that I can look at it, as verbal descriptions frequently are insufficient for a definitive identification.

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2016-10-21 Going crazy:

Gwen:    Thank you for including the images with your question.    The "Almost like a small bee" image depicts what I believe to be a "moth fly," a type of insect common in bathrooms and other places in

2016-10-21 Is this a bed bug?:

Paul,    Not a bed bug, see for comparison. This looks like the black carpet beetle, see for some

2016-10-19 Tiny brown bug found in bathroom?:

Psocid was actually my first thought when I looked at the images but description of "darting around" did not fit. However, this new photo on the Q-tip does look like a psocid. You may have both unless

2016-10-19 Tiny brown bug found in bathroom?:

Susan,    I can't see it clearly (even enlarged) but from the shape and your description ("darting around") I think this is a juvenile cockroach (see Usually

2016-10-18 Hundreds of flies:

The top photo looks like the green bottle fly (Calliphoridae). I can't see any detail in the bottom photo. The green bottle fly is usually associated with decomposing (rotting) meat (see https://en.wikipedia

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