Category Archives: Bug of the Week

Bug of the Week: A Few Spider Identification Basics

A friend recently asked for some tips how to identify spiders. 1. Leg size and position Often the length and position of the legs are easy to see and can give you a clue. Jumping spiders like this one have … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Caterpillar Hatching Video

For a little change of pace, let’s check out some incredible work nature photographer Samuel Jaffe is doing with caterpillars and moths he raises himself. Sam uses an USB microscope to display caterpillars onscreen during educational outreach events. Here is … Continue reading

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Bug of the Week: Green Lacewing Life Cycle

Today’s find is the egg of a green lacewing. Lacewing eggs are pretty easy to identify because they are on the end of a hair-like stalk. A few months ago I found a good example of a lacewing cocoon. Time … Continue reading

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