Hi there This bug was on the side of the road on the concrete. I didn’t have a ruler but it would have been approximately 25mm long. It has a hard exterior and quite long legs. Could you please help me and tell me what it is? My husband and I just can’t figure it … Read more

Cure fo Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia cure! (at least for me) Dear Bugman, I just want to share an effective "arachnophobia" cure to anyone who is very afraid of spiders. I used to be repulsed by all spiders "squish first, ask questions later" was my motto. One day I stumbled across my very first black widow in the corner of … Read more

Orchard Spider

Spider Id Can you help me id this spider? They are everywhere and are so beautiful. Maureen Jacksonville, Florida Hi Maureen, This is an Orchard Spider in the genus Leucauge. They are in the Family Tetragnathidae, the Large-Jawed Orb Weavers.

Booklice on Silk Sweater

Hi. These were crawling all over a silk sweater. What are we dealing with? Here’s another one we caught. (We froze the sweater.) This one is “undamaged”, but not very focused. These things are on the order of 100 microns wide Thanks. You have Booklice. According to Hogue they are known as book lice or … Read more