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Subject:  Odd looking ant
Geographic location of the bug:  London, Ontario Canada
Date: 08/22/2018
Time: 05:03 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I saw this ant at my workplace today. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen one like it before. Its mandibles were pretty impressive. What is it?
How you want your letter signed:  Mike Woodford

Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

Dear Mike,
Count the legs on your “Ant” and you will see that unlike other ants (and insects) which have six legs, your individual has eight legs.  This is actually an Ant Mimic Jumping Spider,
Myrmarachne formicaria, a European species first reported in Northeast Ohio in 2001, but now spreading to other areas.  Your individual is a male, and according to BugGuide:  “It is the only ant-like North American jumping spider in which the male chelicerae project forward more than 50% of the carapace length.”

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Subject:  What’s this bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Michigan in dune grasses near small inland lake.
Date: 06/30/2018
Time: 03:16 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Duo you know what it is? Some type of water scorpion?
How you want your letter signed:  Matt Maier

Jumping Spider

Dear Matt,
This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae, but we have yet to identify the genus or species.  When we have a spare moment, we will browse through BugGuide and attempt to identify the species.

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Subject:  Looks like a transformer
Geographic location of the bug:  Broomfield Colorado
Date: 04/16/2018
Time: 08:38 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This little creep was on the hood of my car. Never seen anything like it! Just curious. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Becky in CO

Jumping Spider

Dear Becky,
Because they are hunting spiders that do not build webs to snare prey, Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae have excellent eyesight, and they frequently track the movements of humans in their vicinity, making them among the most personable spiders in the world.  The metallic green chelicerae or fangs of this individual are quite striking, leading us to believe this is probably Phidippus audax, the Bold Jumper.

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Subject:  Identifying spider species
Geographic location of the bug:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Date: 03/17/2018
Time: 10:40 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hello!
Yesterday I was in my backyard and found this very pretty spider hanging out on top of my speakers. Any idea what it might be? Sorry the picture isn’t the clearest, the little guy jumped away shortly after I took it.
Many thanks,
How you want your letter signed:  Daniel

Jumping Spider: Psecas species

Dear Daniel,
This pretty spider is a Jumping Spider in the genus
Psecas.

Thank you! Great website 🙂

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Subject:  Spider found on car in Asia
Geographic location of the bug:  Singapore
Date: 02/15/2018
Time: 03:54 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi I found this spider on my car today afternoon and I’ve never seen anything like this. It jumps pretty well! Pls let me know what this spider is, and is it poisonous?
How you want your letter signed:  Thanks, much appreciated!

Jumping Spider

This is a Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  We did not identify the species, but we found a matching image, also from Singapore, on FlickR.

Oh yes, indeed it is! Ok let me find out more on this spider species.  I tried to look for matching images on the web but didn’t manage to find any…
Thank you so much!
Regards
HueyFang

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Subject:  What bug is this?
Geographic location of the bug:  Guerrero, Mexico
Date: 02/06/2018
Time: 09:18 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, found this bug. Never seen it before and can’t seem to find info anywhere
How you want your letter signed:  Ricardo Autrey

Jumping Spider

Dear Ricardo,
This is a harmless Jumping Spider in the family Salticidae.  Here is a similar looking individual posted to BugGuide.

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