What is this Bug?

Just when you think you have seen every new and interesting bug, something else comes along. This one was on the floor the other night.

When I downloaded the photos, I found a bunch more than I had forgotten about. I was house sitting for a friend who has a great yard full of flowers, so most are from there.

I looked up ti plant to be sure I spelled it right. It is Cordyline_fruticosa, has a number of other names, is from Polynesia,  and is in the asparagus family. The rhizomes can be eaten, and the leaves can be used to thatch roofs, store food, or make Hawaiian hula skirts. Who knew! Click on the link. The article is short but interesting. Ghost repellent? Good luck? Lava sledding?

About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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23 Responses to What is this Bug?

  1. Thanks to Seth who follows me on Google, the bug is identified. It’s a weevil, a Brentus anchorago. Thanks Seth for the ID!


  2. ME BE in Panama says:

    Mariah, says, dang, we haven’t seen any bugs here yet!


  3. Tom Merriman says:

    We share the world with some fascinating creatures, Kris, don’t we?


  4. Laureen says:

    There are indeed some very cool looking bugs and pretty flowers in your part of the world. It is pretty darn awesome!


  5. Nancy & Doug Ogden says:

    This looks similar to the stick bugs we’ve seen in our yard in WA. While I have the chance, let me share how much we enjoyed your Cuban trip. Your blog is the highlight of my day!


    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed all the photos and news from Cuba 🙂
      This bug turned out to be a weevil, a Brentus anchorago, identified by one of my readers.


  6. Kathleen Phillips-Hellman says:

    Looks like a “walking stick”. If it is, they are very beneficial in the garden!


    • Thanks, I have seen an occasional walking stick around here but this one isn’t quite the same. A reader identified it for me – a weevil, a Brentus anchorago. Who would have thought!


  7. peggyjoan42 says:

    Never saw that bug before and I am glad. Ha


  8. I’m not sure what it is but if I saw it, I would slowly back away, set my house on fire, and never look back!


    • It’s a weevil. One of my readers identified it.
      I don’t think you would like living in the tropics. There is a huge variety of bugs of all sizes and colors and descriptions. I spend most of my time outdoors so I’ve become used to sharing the world with them. Very very few of them are a problem and I find them fascinating. But, I get the feeling you wouldn’t enjoy it so much.
      You couldn’t even set the house on fire. They are all concrete block with tin roofs

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  9. David says:

    Won’t most lizards eat most insects?? I think that’s their diet , get a lizard and you won’t have the problem , unless it doesn’t like your house , and leaves one day ,, hahaha ,I haven’t posted here in awhile , I read your other post about the imergratoin deal , I still want to retire there , maybe next month , I’ll be there have to find a hotel , or maybe rent a house I’d like to stay for maybe a months time ,, I think that would give me a idea of the life style there .


    • We have lots of lizards here, mostly geckos who do eat insects. I’m sure they help a lot but they can’t eat everything.
      Maybe we’ll see you when you get here 🙂


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  11. David says:

    Not to get off the subject of the insects , but do they have any websites there in Panama of houses and lots for sale or apartments for rent , like locals Intel??


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