Southern House Spiders in Texas

Southern House Spiders in Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published in January 1999, was revised last on 29 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 01:01 —————————— The southern house spider (Kukulcania hibernalis) was first described in 1842 by the French-American arachnologist Nicholas Marcellus Hentz, M. D. In the 1875 book The Spiders of ...

A Spitting spider from North Austin, Texas

A Spitting spider from North Austin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Laura, first published in December 2008, was revised last on 27 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 09:12 —————————— A total of five genera and 228 species of spitting spiders, all in the Scytodidae family (first described by the British naturalist John Blackwall, in ...

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 ...

Spider Scopulae

— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 3 January 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(03) —————————— The scopulae (from the Latin words scopa, “twigs, broom, brush”, and scopula, “a small brush”) of a spider consist of  small, dense tufts of fine hairs ...

Notes on Brown Recluse Spider Behavior 2

Notes on Brown Recluse Spider Behavior
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 2 January 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(02) —————————— Related Links: Brown recluse Anatomy Brown recluse encounters in Austin, Texas Brown recluse encounter in Wichita Falls, Texas Brown recluse encounter near Lake Travis, Texas Brown ...

Brown Recluse Spider Bites: Loxoscelism

— This article by Jerry Cates was first published on 2 January 2011, and was revised last on 30 August 2017. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(01) —————————— Researchers analyzing venoms from spiders in the genus Loxosceles succeeded in identifying–as early as 1981–the toxin Sphingomyelinase D (SMaseD) as a sufficient cause of the dermonecrotic lesions that bites ...

A Brown recluse Spider from Wichita Falls, Texas 1

A Brown recluse Spider from Wichita Falls, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Ralph E., first published in June 2007, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 8:06 —————————— Related Links: Brown recluse Anatomy Brown recluse encounters in Austin, Texas Brown recluse behavior; encounters in Joplin Missouri & Grove, Oklahoma Brown recluse encounter ...

A Triangulate Household Spider from League City, Texas

A Triangulate Household Spider from League City, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Mark Turvey, first published on 4 November 2010, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(03) —————————— Mark Turvey noticed this spider crossing his driveway in League City, Texas, on 17 January 2010, in broad daylight. It was 2:05 PM ...

Lake Midges & Longjawed Orb Weavers at Walden Marina, Lake Conroe (Montgomery, Texas) 5

Lake Midges & Longjawed Orb Weavers at Walden Marina, Lake Conroe (Montgomery, Texas)
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 12 September 2010, was revised last on 12 August 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:09(01). The following exposition covers an infestation of non-biting midges and tetragnathid spiders at Walden Marina, on Lake Conroe, in southeast Texas. Populations of these concomitant organisms at many Texas lakes have been ...

An American House Spider from Silsbee, Texas

An American House Spider from Silsbee, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Terri, first published on 16 August 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(09). —————————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid Measures Terri and I had been ...
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