Slater Spider in New Zealand

Subject:  What kind of spider? Geographic location of the bug:  Auckland, New Zealand Date: 10/24/2021 Time: 03:57 PM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  Hi, appreciate if you could please identify this. Thank you, Mahesh How you want your letter signed:  Sincerely Dear Mahesh, This is a Sow Bug Hunter, Dysdera crocata.  According to BugGuide, … Read more

Sowbug Killer

Subject:  SPIDER FOUND Geographic location of the bug:  HOAGLAND INDIANA Date: 01/16/2019 Time: 10:10 AM EDT Your letter to the bugman:  WHAT KIND OF SPIDER IS THIS?  I THOUGHT IT LOOKS LIKE A WOODLOUSE SPIDER. JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S NOT DANGEROUS. LOL How you want your letter signed:  JODI W. Dear Jodi, You … Read more

Sowbug Hunter

Subject: bug in my pool Location: Jessup PA June 2, 2017 4:56 am Can you id this creature? Signature: Bob Goodwin Dear Bob, This Spider, Dysdera crocata, is commonly called a Sowbug Hunter.  According to BugGuide:  “Primary prey is isopods; hence the large chelicerae and fangs” and “Bites by the woodlouse spider, Dysdera crocata, are … Read more

Woodlouse Hunter

Subject: Weird little red dude Location: Portland, oregon March 25, 2017 6:47 pm Hi, I live in Portland Oregon and today I spotted this little dude outside trying to crawl into the garage. I’d say he was the size of a dime. Can’t figure out what he is! Signature: Sarah Dear Sarah, This BugGuide image … Read more

Battle of the Woodlouse Hunters

Subject: Red Woodlouse Hunters, unfortunate carnage Location: Maumee, Ohio October 15, 2012 3:13 am I was rearing one red woodlouse hunter, a side project from the usual friendly caterpillars, when I found a larger one roaming around in the dark hours of the night. I decided to attempt to rear them together… an obvious rookie … Read more