Subject:  Long ant like bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Phoenix, Arizona
Date: 07/09/2018
Time: 12:52 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I found two of these in my kitchen, and can’t find a match anywhere. The closest i found was a snakefly larva, but it didn’t match completely
How you want your letter signed:  James


Dear Dave,
These are benign Webspinners in the insect order Embiidina, and according to BugGuide:  “slender, usually brownish insects that may have wings (males) or be wingless (some males and all females); body of male flattened; body of female and immature more cylindrical; tarsi 3-segmented; basal segment of front tarsus greatly enlarged for producing silk from hollow hairs issuing on the basal and middle segments; cerci 2-segmented (but left cercus of some males 1-segmented).”  You might enjoy our Webspinner Dynasty posting.

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

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