A Striped Lynx Spider in Round Rock, Texas

A Striped Lynx Spider in Round Rock, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 9 April 2011, was revised last on 12 August 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:04(01) ———————————- On 6 April 2011 while working at the desk something small on the wall caught my eye. ‘Twas the tiny spider depicted here… Under the microscope ...

A Banded garden spider from Justin, Texas

A Banded garden spider from Justin, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Stephen M., first published on 12 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(09) ———————————- The banded garden spider (Argiope trifasciata Forskål, 1775) is one of the few spiders in the genus Argiope found worldwide, at least within ...

Silver Garden Spiders, in Brownsville, TX and Bonaire, Netherland Antilles

Silver Garden Spiders, in Brownsville, TX and Bonaire, Netherland Antilles
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Lutz S. (Brownsville TX) and Kathryn H. (Bonaire NA), first published on 11 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(08) —————————— The silver garden spider (Argiope argentata) is not quite as common as the yellow garden spider (Argiope ...

Common Argiope Orb Weaver Spiders in Texas 2

Common Argiope Orb Weaver Spiders in Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Marvin W. (Kempner, TX), and Graham M. (East Texas), first published on 11 February 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:02(07) —————————— This genus (Argiope) of  common orb weaver spiders (in the Araneidae family) is found worldwide and includes ...

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 ...
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