Entomology (Study of Bugs)/weird


my frinds girlfriend claims she found this bug that she took a picture of and its the weirdest thing i have ever seen. I am afraid she might be playing a hoax but she insist its real.  is there a place i can email you pics so you can tell me?  


Dear Patrick - I'm sorry, but I am not willing to provide my private email address on AllExperts. However, you should be able to attach the image to a question on the AllExperts page where you posted this question. Failing that, you could upload your image to an image hosting service such as Imgur (http://tinyurl.com/2v9chch), Flickr (http://tinyurl.com/pzma5), Photobucket (http://tinyurl.com/ybdtlt), or Picasa (http://tinyurl.com/mknj596) and then provide me with a link to the image in a follow=up question.
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Ed Saugstad


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.


21 years in the U.S. Army as a medical entomologist; duties varied from surveillance of pest populations (including mosquitoes, cockroaches, ticks, and stored products pests) to conducting research on mosquito-virus ecological relationships and mosquito faunal studies. Ten years as a civilian analyst for the Department of Defense, primarily on distribution of vector-borne diseases worldwide. Limited experience on surveillance of agricultural insects in North Dakota and Indiana.

Entomological Society of America, West Virginia Entomological Society, Society for Vector Ecology, National Speleological Society, West Virginia Association for Cave Studies.

American Journal of Public Health, Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, Japanese Journal of Sanitary Zoology, Journal of Economic Entomology, Mosquito News, and Mosquito Systematics.

B.S. in entomology from North Dakota State University in 1963, M.S. in entomology from Purdue University in 1967.

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