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 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 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 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 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 ...

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)

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 ...

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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