Entomology (Study of Bugs)/unknown bug


i googled wingless bees to reffer to a bug i recently captured in malibu ca yesterday, and i came across your photo of a 6 legged yellowinsh bug that is exactly the same as i have captured LIVE yesterday ,,,, do you know anything about this and or would you like to see my bug, ? or do you know a science class or university i can donate it too ?????

Hi, Teddy:

I have no idea what image of mine you are referring to, I'm afraid....Feel free to ask a follow-up question with a link to the image you saw and I'll take it from there.  

I do have a professor friend, Jeanne Bellemin, at El Camino College who might be interested in the specimen, and might even be able to identify it for you as well.

I've been to Malibu and loved Charmlee and the state park on the beach :-)


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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.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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