Comments for What's That Bug? http://www.whatsthatbug.com Are we experts yet? Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:55:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Comment on Questions about Orbweavers by Kathleen Travis Perin on Facebook http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/10/24/questions-orbweavers/#comment-2300164 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:55:16 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=77178#comment-2300164 I keep a close eye on our crop of orbweavers in a now unused pasture. They are my “therapy spiders” as I WAS terrified of them until I started to get to know them. In the height of the summer, there is literally 1 spider per square foot, especially in the purple loosestrife patches where there are also oodles of bugs for them!

Whenever they disappear for the season, which is about the time of the first frost, I always keep an eye out for their egg sacs, which inevitably show up very close to the spiders hung out for the summer. I have never been able to find a dead spider anywhere in the vicinity though, but they do tend to stay low to the ground once the first frost hits, instead of up in the tall grass in their webs during the summer.

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Comment on Mystery Insect from South Africa is Restio Leafhopper by bugman http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/04/02/mystery-insect-south-africa/#comment-2300140 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:40:44 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=73566#comment-2300140 Thank you so much for that new information.

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Comment on Mystery Insect from South Africa is Restio Leafhopper by Willem http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/04/02/mystery-insect-south-africa/#comment-2300118 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:35:14 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=73566#comment-2300118 Good guess, it is a nymph. Even unwinged adults in this group have elytra-like forewings. Only the females sometimes have wings. When they do have wings, the most obvious feature is a very swollen pronotum (where the wing muscles are located I guess).

You can find this information in: Davies DM. 1988. Leafhoppers (Homoptera: Cicadellidae) associated with the Restionaceae, 1. The tribe Cephalelini (Ulopinae). Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa. 51: 31-64

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Comment on Cotton Harlequin Bug from Australia by bugman http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2014/05/04/cotton-harlequin-bug-australia/#comment-2300110 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:11:30 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=74049#comment-2300110 Thanks for that information. We will gladly remove the image if the copyright owner instructs us to remove it.

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Comment on Mating Ghost Moths from Australia by bugman http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2012/01/29/mating-ghost-moths-from-australia/#comment-2300109 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:08:18 +0000 http://www.whatsthatbug.com/?p=46502#comment-2300109 You may post images by clicking on the Ask What’s That Bug? link on our home page.

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