We’ve so many bugs, so little knowldge
Location: Northeast Texas
December 13, 2010 8:26 pm
We’ve moved to the country, 60 miles east of Dallas Texas. We are finding soooo many bugs. Reckon we should buy a book?
Two pics of same ”spider” different angles.
The ”bug” didnt appear to have a ”light” on. ?? 🙂
The insect you believed to be a Firefly is actually a Painted Lichen Moth, Hypoprepia fucosa, which we identified on BugGuide. The spider is a Spiny Orbweaver. Anyone interested in insects should purchase a good identification guide and we strongly endorse Eric Eaton’s book, The Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America.
Thanks for taking the time to ID our moth.
I forgot to mention we had found the orb spiders on “Whatsthatbug”. I was just sending ya the pics cause I thunk this guy wuz way cool. Thanks too for the “BugGuide” link.
Outside of the bug realm, the neatest “animal” we’ve spotted here is a pileated woodpecker. I had no eyedeer 🙂 they got so big.
Have a very Merry Christmas