Spider Exclusion, Extermination, & Control 1

Spider Exclusion, Extermination, & Control
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 15 August 2010, was last revised on 17 April 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(08). —————————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Bite First Aid All spiders encountered in North American yards, forests, trees, and landscaping make their living preying on insects and ...

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas 2

Black Widow Spider vs. Eastern Black-necked Garter Snake; near Moffat, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Bridget W., first published on 11 August 2010, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(07). ——————————— Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid Meet the snake in this drama. This juvenile eastern black-necked ...

A Rabid Wolf Spider in Southlake, Texas

A Rabid Wolf Spider in Southlake, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Dave B., first published on 9 August 2010, was last revised on 9 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(05). —————————————– Dave wrote: Any idea what this big boy is? The rabid wolf spider (Rabidosa rabida), which is often known by the common name “wolf ...

A Male Cardinal Jumping Spider from North Zulch, Texas 1

A Male Cardinal Jumping Spider from North Zulch, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Keith Stewart, first published on 8 August 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(03). —————————————– Mr. Stewart wrote: I have found two different spiders in my shower and both look almost like the Johnson Jumper except both of these ...

A Red & Black Jumping Spider in Chihuahua, Mexico

A Red & Black Jumping Spider in Chihuahua, Mexico
—This article by Jerry Cates and Galina Z., first published on 8 August 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(02). —————————————– The photo on the left was taken by Galina Z., of Chihuahua, Mexico (in the central part of Chihuahua state). She wrote: “Good day, Jerry! Thank you for your article ...

A Male Johnson Jumping Spider in San Isidro, Texas 1

A Male Johnson Jumping Spider in San Isidro, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a viewer-participant website. This article by Jerry Cates and Cat T., first published on 7 August 2010, was last revised on 6 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:08(01). —————————————– Cat Wrote: What kind of spider is this? It was photographed June 2, 2007 in San Isidro, TX (Starr County). This one was on ...

An Invasion of Striped Bark Scorpions at a Residence in Cedar Creek, Texas 4

An Invasion of Striped Bark Scorpions at a Residence in Cedar Creek, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 19 June 2010, and last revised on 24 April 2016, is the basis for a televised episode featured in the 2012 Animal Planet TV series INFESTED. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(04). ————————– General Information on Striped Bark Scorpions: Buthidae: Striped bark scorpion (Centruroides vittatus Say, 1821); Taxonomy, Anatomy, ...

A Giant Lichen Orbweaver near Burnet, Texas 1

A Giant Lichen Orbweaver near Burnet, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Becky C., first published on 15 June 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:06(02). ————————– Becky wrote that she had found a giant lichen orbweaver (Araneus bicentenarius) on her property near the Texas city of Burnet. The photos she sent were stunning in their ...

A Wind Scorpion in Edinburg, Texas 1

A Wind Scorpion in Edinburg, Texas
This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 May 2010, was last revised on 5 September 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:05(01). —————————— Jenny wrote: “I took a photograph of a very strange looking bug that looks like a spider, but it isn’t like any spider I’ve ever seen. I found it in my home, in ...

A Giant Lichen Orb Weaver in Helotes, Texas 22

A Giant Lichen Orb Weaver in Helotes, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Dawn S., first published in July 2007, was last revised on 21 May 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 08:07. ——————————- Dawn Wrote: “Jerry–This lady is out on my front gate. I live north of Helotes, Texas, off of Hwy 211 (outside of San Antonio) We took these pictures about ...
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