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 ...

A Foldingdoor, Collardoor, Turret, or Trapdoor Spider from Yoakum, Texas 1

A Foldingdoor, Collardoor, Turret, or Trapdoor Spider from Yoakum, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and an anonymous contributor, published on 27 November 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:11(2). ——————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid I received the following e-mail regarding ...

A Trapdoor Spider in Mobile, Alabama

A Trapdoor Spider in Mobile, Alabama
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Jeannette H., first published on 22 March 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:03(01) ———————————- Jeannette wrote me on 10 March 2011 with the following: I found a spider that looks very much like one on your site ...

Male Trapdoor spiders (poss. new species) near Cresson, Texas

Male Trapdoor spiders (poss. new species) near Cresson, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Dave Peters, first published on 25 February 2011, was revised last on 10 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(11) ———————————- Dave wrote: I found two of these around my pool skimmer basket yesterday.  They are about the size of a quarter.  I’m hoping ...

Trapdoor Spiders in Texas

Trapdoor Spiders in Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 13 January 2011, was revised last on 10 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(06) —————————— Of 16 families presently recognized in the infraorder Mygalomorphae, many are comprised strictly of trapdoor spiders. Their familial and generic names are long and difficult to ...

Trapdoor Spiders in North America

Trapdoor Spiders in North America
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 13 January 2011, was revised last on 9 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(05) —————————— Presently, sixteen families are recognized within the infraorder Mygalomorphae. Many are fossorial (adapted to digging and life underground) trapdoor spiders. The names attached to these families ...

A Male Trapdoor Spider from Austin, Texas 2

A Male Trapdoor Spider from Austin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Stacey, first published on 9 January 2011, was revised last on 10 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(04) —————————— Anne, Stacey’s mother-in-law, sent the following email on 9 January 2011: Hi This spider was in my daughter’s driveway in Austin Texas. She thinks ...

A Trapdoor Spider in Kempner Texas

A Trapdoor Spider in Kempner Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Marvin W., first published in November 2008, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 09:11(01). —————————————– The photo on the right was taken by Marvin W., in Kempner, TX on 11.12.08.  I have taken the liberty of applying image enhancement software to it and the other ...

A Male Trapdoor spider in San Antonio, Texas

A Male Trapdoor spider in San Antonio, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Joy R., first published on 21 March 2010, was last revised on 10 January 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:03(19). —————————————– The spider depicted on this page was photographed by Joy R., of San Antonio, Texas. Joy wrote: “Jerry, this is the second of these spiders I have found in my living ...

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 ...
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