We’ve so many bugs, so little knowldge
Location: Northeast Texas
December 13, 2010 8:26 pm
We’ve moved to the country, 60 miles east of Dallas Texas. We are finding soooo many bugs. Reckon we should buy a book?
Two pics of same ”spider” different angles.
The ”bug” didnt appear to have a ”light” on. ?? 🙂
Signature: Marlin

Painted Lichen Moth

Dear Marlin,
The insect you believed to be a Firefly is actually a Painted Lichen Moth,
Hypoprepia fucosa, which we identified on BugGuide.  The spider is a Spiny Orbweaver.  Anyone interested in insects should purchase a good identification guide and we strongly endorse Eric Eaton’s book, The Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America.

Painted Lichen Moth

Thanks for taking the time to ID our moth.
I forgot to mention we had found the orb spiders on “Whatsthatbug”. I was just sending ya the pics cause I thunk this guy wuz way cool. Thanks too for the “BugGuide” link.
Outside of the bug realm, the neatest “animal” we’ve spotted here is a pileated woodpecker. I had no eyedeer 🙂 they got so big.
Have a very Merry Christmas

Location: texas

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