Big headed ants in Palmetto State Park, Texas

Big headed ants in Palmetto State Park, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Janet FB, first published on 7 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(05) —————————— The genus Pheidole (from the Greek φειδος, pheidos, which means “sparing, thrifty”; a reference to the indiscriminate collection and transport, by these ants, of ...

Slug moths in North America

Slug moths in North America
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 6 February 2011, was revised last on 26 January 2015. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(04) —————————— The slug ,moths were first described by the Swedish taxonomist Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778) in the 18th century — the exact date is obscure — who applied the generic epithet Euclea to ...

Daddy longlegs (harvestmen) in Texas 1

Daddy longlegs (harvestmen) in Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Kevin (Junction, TX), and Dave R. (McKinney Falls State Park, TX), first published on 2 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(02) —————————— The order Opiliones, in the class Arachnida, was first described in 1833 by the Swedish ...

Checkered Garter snakes in Austin, Texas

Checkered Garter snakes in Austin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, et al., first published on 1 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(01) —————————— The checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) was first described in 1853, by the American ornithologist and icthyologist Spencer Fullerton Baird, in collaboration with a ...

Male and Female Yellow garden spiders in Texas 5

Male and Female Yellow garden spiders in Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates, Pete (Spring, TX), Amy P. (Ponder, TX), and Joy R., first published on 25 January 2011, was revised last on 18 August 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(09) ——————————     The yellow garden spider (Argiope aurantia) is a common sight in mid to late summertime yards, gardens, and woods ...

A Bold Jumping Spider from San Antonio, Texas 1

A Bold Jumping Spider from San Antonio, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Joy R., first published on 25 January 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(08) —————————— The bold jumper (Phidippus audax) is a common jumping spider distributed throughout North America, and because it travels well, it has hitchhiked to ...

A Pantropical Jumping Spider from Walden Marina, Montgomery, Texas 3

A Pantropical Jumping Spider from Walden Marina, Montgomery, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 21 January 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(07) —————————— The pantropical jumper (Plexippus paykulli) is a cosmopolitan species native to the tropics of Africa and Asia. It has been introduced to Florida, as well as ...
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