The First Coral Snake Sighting for 2016

The First Coral Snake Sighting for 2016
— This article by Jerry Cates, and Jenny & Colyn Crews, was first published on 7 May 2016 and last revised on 7 May 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 17:05(01). —————————- Jenny and Colyn Crews live near Nolanville, not far from Stillhouse Lake. We’ve been good friends since they first shared photos of wildlife found in ...

Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin… 1

Stopping an invasion of Raccoons, Skunks, Opossums, Rodents, Feral Cats, and a Fox, at a home in Northwest Austin...
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 25 January 2015, was last revised on 25 September 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 16:01(01): —————————- Summary: The following chronicles the invasion of a northwest Austin home’s crawl space by raccoons, opossums, skunks, feral cats, a fox, and one or more rodents. It asks and answers why a well-known, reputable ...

Hogna baltimoriana Wolf Spiders in Kempner, Texas 2

Hogna baltimoriana Wolf Spiders in Kempner, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Robert Smith, with important inputs from Allen Brady, Paula Cushing, Joey Slowik, and Mandy Howe (Lady Arachnophile), first published on 5 January 2013, was last revised on 13 July 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 14:01(01). —————————————– On 3 January 2013 Robert Smith, of Kempner, Texas, wrote: Hi Jerry. This spider ...

An Orchard Orb Weaver in Houston, Texas

An Orchard Orb Weaver in Houston, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Troy Bell, first published on 15 December 2012, was last revised on 27 December 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:12(02). —————————————– On 8 November 2012 Troy Bell wrote: “Hi Jerry, I found this spider in the back yard and was wondering what species it might be. Attached is a top/bottom ...

A Male Wolf Spider in College Station, Texas

A Male Wolf Spider in College Station, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Sarah A. Woller, first published on 25 November 2012, was last revised on 18 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(05). —————————————– On 24 November 2012 Sarah A. Woller, of the Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, wrote that she had taken some photos of a wolf spider, and ...

Puss Caterpillar Stings Visitor to San Antonio River Walk 3

Puss Caterpillar Stings Visitor to San Antonio River Walk
This article by Jerry Cates and Michelle Sparks, first published on 17 November 2012, was last revised on 29 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(03). ———————————– On 12 November 2012 Michelle Sparks wrote: “Hi, Jerry: I’m not sure if you’re still collecting encounter reports on the puss caterpillar, but if you are, I thought I ...

Red-spotted Antmimic Spiders 29

Red-spotted Antmimic Spiders
This article by Jerry Cates, Dawn-Marie Hightower, Staci B., and Ashley A., first published on 3 August 2012, was last revised on 13 August 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:08(02). —————————————– Over the past thirteen years or so, usually during the busiest time of the summer, I’ve received a smattering of photos from BugsInTheNews viewers depicting a ...

Spitting Spiders in South Austin, Texas

Spitting Spiders in South Austin, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Megan Parker, first published on 3 August 2012, was last revised on 8 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:08(01). —————————————– On 1 July 2012 Megan Parker wrote: “Hey Jerry, one of my spiders laid eggs last night. I was wondering if you had a chance to come after them soon, ...

Millipedes in Texas

Millipedes in Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 June 2012, was last revised on 28 April 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:06(02). —————————————– This article is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Richard Hoffman, a pioneer in the scientific study of the millipedes. I received a sad note this morning (11 June 2012) from Jeff Shultz, of ...

A Brown Tarantula near McKinney, Texas

A Brown Tarantula near McKinney, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates and Elizabeth Friesenhahn, first published on 27 November 2012, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:05(07). —————————————– On 12 May 2012 Elizabeth Friesenhahn wrote the following email: “Hi Jerry, Thought you might like this photo of a tarantula I found in my Garden, burrowing under a ...
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