Bug Identification
Location: Chandler, AZ
January 12, 2011 1:06 am
I found this bug in the house. My son tells me he sees them flying around the lights at night.
Signature: vinfiz


Hi vinfiz,
Goodness, that is one old dime.  Your insect is a Webspinner in the order Embiidina.  According to BugGuide, they are also called Footspinners.  BugGuide also indicates they are:  “more numerous during the rainy season
” and “silk galleries are spun under stones and bark, in debris, cracks in soil or bark, among grass roots, lichens, mosses, and epiphytic plants  winged males of some species are attracted to artificial light.


Location: Arizona

2 Responses to Webspinner

  1. Aariq says:

    These guys are amazing! Check out this awesome David Attenborough video about them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4ytfhnuuOo

  2. carpwoman says:

    As someone born in 1965, I don’t think that dime is very old at all. 😉

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