Puss Caterpillar Stings Visitor to San Antonio River Walk 3

Puss Caterpillar Stings Visitor to San Antonio River Walk
This article by Jerry Cates and Michelle Sparks, first published on 17 November 2012, was last revised on 29 November 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:11(03). ———————————– On 12 November 2012 Michelle Sparks wrote: “Hi, Jerry: I’m not sure if you’re still collecting encounter reports on the puss caterpillar, but if you are, I thought I ...

An Eastern Dobsonfly from Southwestern Pennsylvania

An Eastern Dobsonfly from Southwestern Pennsylvania
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Jody Patton, first published on 17 May 2012, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:05(05). —————————————– On 13 May 2012 Jody Patton wrote the following: “My name is Jody Patton & I’m from Southwestern PA. I think I found a ...

Texas Eyed Click Beetles in Temple, Texas 10

Texas Eyed Click Beetles in Temple, Texas
—  This article by Jerry Cates and John Willis, first published on 16 May 2012, was last revised on 14 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:05(04). —————————————– On Thursday, 10 May 2012, at a large retirement community in Temple, Texas, I picked up two large beetles that had been saved for me by John Willis, the ...

A Cottonwood Borer from Round Rock, Texas 2

A Cottonwood Borer from Round Rock, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, with contributions from Jean Cochran, first published in June 2001, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 02:06 —————————— The cottonwood borer (Plectrodera scalator) was frst described by the Danish zoologist Johan Christian Fabricius (1745-1805). The generic name, Plectrodera, derives from ...

A Tersa Sphinx Moth Larva from League City, Texas 4

A Tersa Sphinx Moth Larva from League City, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Tom Sinclair, first published on 22 December 2010, was revised last on 11 March 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:12(01) ——————————     Tom wrote on 21 December 2010: Hi Jerry, One of my cats brought this guy into the house this morning. I searched on eyespot caterpillars in ...

A Milkweed Assassin Bug from League City, Texas 2

A Milkweed Assassin Bug from League City, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Mark Turvey, first published on 8 November 2010, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(05) —————————— Mark wrote the following on 22 November 2011: Jerry I found this guy running across the concrete on one of my barn aprons. ...

Spiny Oak Slugs from McKinney Roughs Nature Park, and locales in the vicinity of the Texas Cities of Cedar Creek and League City

Spiny Oak Slugs from McKinney Roughs Nature Park, and locales in the vicinity of the Texas Cities of Cedar Creek and League City
— This article by Jerry Cates, Megan Bonnett, Janet FB, and Mark Turvey, first published on 4 November 2010, was revised last on 25 January 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(04) —————————— The spiny oak slug (Euclea delphinii) is the larva (caterpillar) of a limacodid moth. The North American variant of this moth is mostly dark brown, ...

A Picture-winged fly from League City, Texas

A Picture-winged fly from League City, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Mark Turvey, first published on 3 November 2010, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(02) —————————— Mark Turvey is a regular contributor to Bugs In The News. He recently sent me several photos of an unusual ant he found ...

The Grape Mealybug Parasitoid (Pseudaphycus angelicus)


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The Grape Mealybug Parasitoid (Pseudaphycus angelicus)
—This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 1 November 2010, was revised last on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:11(01) —————————— This tiny parasitic wasp is a member of the Chalcidoidea superfamily, which is now–along with many if not most taxonomical groupings–under constant revision as more is learned about the underlying molecular systematics. ...

Lake Midges & Longjawed Orb Weavers at Walden Marina, Lake Conroe (Montgomery, Texas) 3

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 ...
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