Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Stinging 'worm'


tootyfruity wrote at 2013-12-15 03:02:47
I'm not sure what it is either but when I smashed it it had really light green blood!

Jessica wrote at 2014-10-04 03:56:40
Could also be a sphinx moth pupa. If you encounter a fat black or green stretched out version, and it rears up and dances like a cobra, maybe turn and run. The caterpillar spits hydrogen cyanide. It is gnarly.

Entomology (Study of Bugs)

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Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann


General insect questions, household pest questions, insect identifications (can be difficult in photos but it's what I do).


Senior Extension Associate for Cornell University's NY State Integrated Pest Management Program for 10 years, technical advisor to the New York State Pest Management Assoc. PhD in entomology, Cornell 1999.

Entomological Society of America New York State Pest Management Association Northeast IPM Center - Community IPM Working Group NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board

American Entomologist Pest Control Technology Pest Management Magazine online at www.nysipm.cornell.edu Journal of Economic Entomology

PhD Entomology - Cornell University 1999 BA Biology - New York University 1992

Awards and Honors
"Partners in Health Award" Nassau County Department of Health 2009 Award of Recognition from the New York State Pest Mgmt Assoc, 2007.

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I work for the State of NY, statutory college. I have no clients, as a private consultant would.

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