A Thomisid Crab spider from Cameron Texas

A Thomisid Crab spider from Cameron Texas
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Brown recluse spiders in Austin, Texas

Brown recluse spiders in Austin, Texas
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Striped Bark Scorpions in Texas: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Behavior, & Case History 1

Striped Bark Scorpions in Texas: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Behavior, & Case History
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 6 June 2011, was revised last on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:06(01) ———————————-     Taxonomy & fossil record: The striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus) was first described by the American naturalist and entomologist Thomas Say (1787 — 1834) in 1821. This scorpion, and ...

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 ...

A Field Wolf Spider near Walnut Creek, Austin, Texas

A Field Wolf Spider near Walnut Creek, Austin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Dave R., first published on 14 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(10) ———————————- The field wolf spider (Hogna lenta) was first described in 1844 by the French American arachnologist Nicholas Marcellus Hentz. His description was penned ...

Wolf Spiders in Texas

Wolf Spiders in Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Marvin W. (Kempner, TX), and Graham M. (East Texas), first published on 7 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(06) —————————— The wolf spider, in the Lycosidae family, is distributed worldwide, and is comprised of  more than 100 ...

A Giant Wolf Spider from Lufkin, Texas 1

A Giant Wolf Spider from Lufkin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Bernard H., first published on 29 January 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(10) —————————— The giant wolf spider (Hogna carolinensis) is the largest of our wolf spiders. Females typically measure 22-35 mm (0.87-1.4 inches); males are smaller, ...

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 ...
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