A Giant Lichen Orb Weaver in Helotes, Texas 18

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 ...

An Orchard Orb Weaver in The Woodlands, Texas 2

An Orchard Orb Weaver in The Woodlands, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Christine, first published in August 2007, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 08:08. ——————————– Christine wrote: “Hi—Me again. Here are the other two photos.” [Editor’s Note: I had received a series of emails from a woman named Abigail, in Houston, in the previous week, ...

Spider Bite First Aid 5

Spider Bite First Aid
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 17 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(09). ——————————– Important Links related to the content of this post: (1) Spider Extermination and Control INTRODUCTION Most spiders native to North America will bite humans if circumstances are right, and most of these will, in the ...

Snake Bite First Aid 1

— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 16 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(08). ——————————– NOTE: This post is especially written for those who wish to prepare themselves, before the fact, for the possibility that they or someone in their company may someday become bitten by a snake. ...

A Female Arabesque Orb Weaver in Lufkin, Texas

A Female Arabesque Orb Weaver in Lufkin, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Julia E., first published on 9 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(07). —————————— Julia wrote: Jerry, After reading your information on my jumping spider, I couldn’t resist digging through my pictures of another specimen. You might say this is the one that opened ...

A Wind Scorpion in Reynosa, Tamulipas, Mexico

A Wind Scorpion in Reynosa, Tamulipas, Mexico
—  This article by Jerry Cates and Sergio dM, first published on 8 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(06). —————————— Sergio wrote: “Hi there… I live in Mexico, in Reynosa, a city that is the neighbor to USA’s south east city, Hidalgo, TX. This is the third time that ...

A Texas Blind Snake in Temple, Texas 9

A Texas Blind Snake in Temple, Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates and Ashley D., first published on 7 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(05). —————————— Ashley wrote: “My mom and I found this snake on our porch. We’re not sure what kind it is; all we know is it is a baby snake. We live in Temple, Texas.” It ...

Snake Teeth & Fangs — Structure & Specialization 6

Snake Teeth & Fangs --- Structure & Specialization
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 6 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(04). —————————— Snake dentition varies according to structure and function. Four general groupings of dentition are recognized within the suborder Serpentes. Within each group, considerable additional variation occurs. However, some general characteristics mark the snakes in ...

Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes in Texas 2

Eastern Hog-nosed Snakes in Texas
—This article by Jerry Cates et al., first published in March 2007, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 08:03. —————————— The eastern hog-nosed snake (Heterodon platirhinos) is a medium sized snake that comes in a variety of colors and markings. It has a stout body, a broad head and thick neck. When ...

A Male Jumping Spider in Lufkin, Texas

A Male Jumping Spider in Lufkin, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Julia E., first published on 5 April 2010, was last revised on 24 April 2016. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 11:04(03). —————————— Julia wrote: Hi, I just discovered your website as I was searching to find a name for a spider photo I took today. I’m new to the East Texas area ...
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