A Metaltella simoni Spider, imported from South America, in Arlington Texas

A Metaltella simoni Spider, imported from South America, in Arlington Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Jess, first published on 21 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(10). —————————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: Spider Extermination and Control Spider Bite First Aid The following email was received from Jess, Arlington TX, on the morning of ...

A Longjawed Orb Weaver Spider

A Longjawed Orb Weaver Spider
— This article by Jerry Cates and Sheri, first published on 20 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(09). —————————————– The following terse and pithy email was received on 19 February 2010: “It looks flat here. When I urged it into a jar it bent it’s legs like most spiders look. ...

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas

A Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake in Round Rock Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Katie, first published on 19 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(08). —————————————– On Thursday, 21 January 2010, I received the following e-mail note from Katie, a mother with small children, who lives in southwest Round Rock, Texas: “Hi Jerry. We found this ...

A Brown recluse spider in Collin County, Texas 1

A Brown recluse spider in Collin County, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Kurt, first published on 13 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(07). —————————————– Related Links: Brown recluse Anatomy Brown recluse encounters in Austin, Texas Brown recluse behavior; encounters in Joplin Missouri & Grove, Oklahoma Brown recluse encounter in Wichita Falls, Texas Brown recluse encounter ...

A Male Trapdoor Spider in Cedar Creek, Texas 1

A Male Trapdoor Spider in Cedar Creek, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Adette Quintana, first published on 13 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(06). —————————————– The following e-mail was received from Adette, in Cedar Creek. Texas, on 12 February 2010: Hello Jerry, I finally got a good picture of one of these cool guys ...

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 9 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(05). —————————————– The Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox, Baird & Girard, 1853) is an animal (kingdom Animalia) with a hollow, dorsal nerve cord (phylum Chordata), a backbone (subphylum Vertebrata), and jaws (infraorder Gnathostomata). It is a ...

Brown Recluse Spider Anatomy

Brown Recluse Spider Anatomy
—This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 7 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(04). —————————————– Related Links: Brown recluse encounters in Austin, Texas Brown recluse behavior; encounters in Joplin Missouri & Grove, Oklahoma Brown recluse encounter in Wichita Falls, Texas Brown recluse encounter near Lake Travis, Texas Brown ...

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)

Fox Squirrel (Sciuris niger)
— This article by Jerry and Andrew Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(03). —————————————– The Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger), native to North America, is the largest of the North American tree squirrels (contrasted with ground squirrels that live in burrows in the ground).  These ...

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 23 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(02). —————————————– The striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) is a medium sized skunk with a robust body whose black fur is divided, laterally, by a white stripe that extends from the proximal neck to the tip ...

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Texas Nine-banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 5 February 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:02(01). —————————————– Natural history and distribution: The nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) is a native of South America. As a result of its natural, far-ranging foraging behavior, combined with a ...
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