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Subject:  Orange bug I’ve never seen
Geographic location of the bug:  Lee county, Kentucky
Date: 06/17/2019
Time: 11:41 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  I’ve never seen this bug before and couldn’t find it online anywhere.  Just curious, really.
How you want your letter signed:  C. Abner

Passionflower Flea Beetle stalked by Jumping Spider

Dear C. Abner,
We are amused at your image of a Passionflower Flea Beetle being stalked by a Jumping Spider.  According to BugGuide:  “Larvae and adults freq. found on Passionflower (
Passiflora).”

Haha!!  Yeah, the spider wasn’t there when I went to take the picture.  He jumped out last second and did a ‘photobomb’!  And then went back to his hiding spot under the rail!
Thank you so much for the info!  You’re welcome to use my photos if you’d like.
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Subject:  Too many bugs pesticide and paid services no help
Geographic location of the bug:  Southern,California 3 miles from Mexico border
Date: 06/16/2019
Time: 02:03 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  We have used many pest control company store bought poison not many big bugs like the pic but thousands of tiny ones inside and out constantly crawling touching then once on a while a bite or sting hot pain for 1/2 second then it starts all over to small to see .they have won I left my home and husband 3 mounts
How you want your letter signed:  Earvey

Ogre Faced Spider

Dear Earvey,
We do not provide extermination advice, and we empathize with your situation.  That said, we have no idea about the identity of the “spidery” thing you submitted.  You submitted three identical images of this thing.  Do you have any additional images?  How large is it?  Your image is lacking in critical detail, but the eight legs give it the resemblance of a Spider or Tick, but it is unlike anything that comes immediately to mind.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to assist with this challenging identification.

Ogre Faced Spider

Update:  Diana posted a comment indicating she believes this looks like a Whip Spider, Argyrodes colubrinus, but the image on Dave’s Garden and the image on Project Noah of that Australian species do not look like the same species to us, so we still consider this unidentified.

Update:  July 18, 2019
We received several comments that this looks like an Ogre-Faced Spider in the genus 
Deinopis within the family Deinopidae.  Here is a BugGuide image that supports that identification.

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Subject:  Spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Venice FL
Date: 06/16/2019
Time: 04:25 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  It appears to have a white face shaped like a jack o’lantern on its back
How you want your letter signed:  Betty

Crablike Spiny Orbweaver

Dear Betty,
This distinctive Spider is a harmless, Crablike Spiny Orbweaver.

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Subject:  Dont know who to report this to
Geographic location of the bug:  Las vegas nevada
Date: 06/07/2019
Time: 05:39 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Possibly an Australian redback. We have found. Brown and black widows brown recluses and I think we counted six out of the top 10 deadly spiders that are not supposed to be in Las Vegas Nevada so if you could help us identify this to make sure it’s not an Australian redback I would appreciate. Thank you for your time I sent two separate pictures of two separate spiders found in the backyard the first one is what I believe to be in Australian redback or a related species the second one not sure
How you want your letter signed:  Cory

Immature Western Black Widow

Dear Cory,
The image of the Spider that is missing four of its legs appears to show an immature Western Black Widow.  Here is a BugGuide image for comparison.  Immature individuals also exhibit the identifying hourglass marking on the ventral surface.  Upon maturing, the Western Black Widow loses its dorsal markings and becomes a glossy black spider with a red hourglass.  The other image is too blurry for an identification.

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Subject:  Male ladybird spider
Geographic location of the bug:  Puglia Italy
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 04:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  This was just sent from a friend in Italy wondering what it was. I found it immediately on your site!  What a coincidence.
How you want your letter signed:  Jerry

Male Ladybird Spider

Dear Jerry,
This is indeed a male Ladybird Spider.  We are happy you found our site to be helpful in its identification.

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Subject:  Saved from pool in Kefalonia
Geographic location of the bug:  Kefalonia, Greece
Date: 06/03/2019
Time: 08:58 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Just thought youd like to know. Ladybird spider Saved from a pool in Kefalonia
How you want your letter signed:  ..

Ladybird Spider

Dear ..,
Thanks for letting us know about your rescue of this beautiful male Ladybird Spider.  Thanks to your kindness, we are tagging this posting with the Bug Humanitarian Award.

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