Location: Maricopa, AZ my living room
August 23, 2011 12:33 am
HI bug man, or bug gal =) me and my wife have noticed quite a few of these little pests running around and we really aren’t to sure if they are ear wigs or something else. I look forward to hearing back from you!
This is a Webspinner in the order Embiidina, and we are not certain why you are calling these benign creatures pests. According to BugGuide: “”silk galleries are spun under stones and bark, in debris, cracks in soil or bark, among grass roots, lichens, mosses, and epiphytic plants” and they feed on “dead plant material plus lichens and mosses found around their galleries.” They also exhibit some maternal care of the offspring.
Tank you daniel, for that explanation, I referred to them as a post because I didn’t know what they were and we find a few every night. I appreciate you sharing your knowledge