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The Official Bug Identification Thread Starring Arch, Bugboy, and Fiendishrabbit

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Despite the abdomen not being greenish I want to say Asian weaver ant queen. I know that weaver ant workers can have a brown abdomen, but I've never seen a queen with one.
    Because the shape of the weaver ant abdomen is fairly distinct.
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  • H3KnucklesH3Knuckles But we decide which is right and which is an illusion.Registered User regular
    edited February 27
    Advent wrote: »
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    Off topic, but that's a beautiful view you've got there Advent.

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  • SoggybiscuitSoggybiscuit Tandem Electrostatic Accelerator Registered User regular
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    Any idea what species this is? Found it crawling on my wall this morning.

    I'm in SE Ohio. It definitely would not surprise if this species is typically seen near water, I've got a farm pond like ~300 m from my house and it's rained a ton here.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    My spontaneous guess is that it's a male (it's certainly a male) Black Laceweaver.
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    P.S: I'm so happy that it's spring and this thread is going again.

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  • AdventAdvent Registered User regular
    Despite the abdomen not being greenish I want to say Asian weaver ant queen. I know that weaver ant workers can have a brown abdomen, but I've never seen a queen with one.
    Because the shape of the weaver ant abdomen is fairly distinct.
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    Thank you! I’ll keep an eye out for more. 19th floor is an interesting place to find her.

  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    CAUTION A picture of a spider is in the spoiler:

    Who is this intruder?
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    His entire circumference is about the size of a quarter.

    Vancouver, WA, USA

    We are going through some winter weather currently

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    CAUTION A picture of a spider is in the spoiler:

    Who is this intruder?
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    His entire circumference is about the size of a quarter.

    Vancouver, WA, USA

    We are going through some winter weather currently

    First impression is a jumping spider, but that doesn't really narrow things down that much for you.
    Probably just looking to get out of the cold for a bit.

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Ringo wrote: »
    CAUTION A picture of a spider is in the spoiler:

    Who is this intruder?
    8d1a5cs0skc2.jpg

    His entire circumference is about the size of a quarter.

    Vancouver, WA, USA

    We are going through some winter weather currently

    First impression is a jumping spider, but that doesn't really narrow things down that much for you.
    Probably just looking to get out of the cold for a bit.

    Some googling makes me think you are correct and that it is an adult Bold Jumping Spider (Phidippus audax)

    And yeah he didn't seem too thrilled when I put him outside

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    It does look like a Bold Jumping spider with that white spot on the abdomen and hints of white around the legs (and that jumping spider posture). There are a lot of jumping spiders in WA, but few have that bold black colour.

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  • FryFry Registered User regular
    The ones you have to watch out for are its cousins, the Italic Jumping Spider and the Underlined Jumping Spider

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Fry wrote: »
    The ones you have to watch out for are its cousins, the Italic Jumping Spider and the Underlined Jumping Spider

    The Strikethrough Jumping Spider is the nastiest of the bunch, though it's luckily only found in southern Florida.

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    I hate to bring this to the thread, but I just found this guy on a piece of paper in my living room. I took a lot more pictures here. And I fear what the answer is.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Pretty sure that’s a tick.

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Pretty sure that’s a tick.

    That's a lot better than I was fearing - Holy cow, thank you.

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Yeah that looks like an 8-legged blood sucker to me

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  • Inquisitor77Inquisitor77 2 x Penny Arcade Fight Club Champion A fixed point in space and timeRegistered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Pretty sure that’s a tick.

    That's a lot better than I was fearing - Holy cow, thank you.

    I mean, ticks are no bueno because Lyme Disease is a thing. But the chances are low and hopefully you found it not embedded in your body...

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  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Doesn't look like a bedbug to me if that's what you were afraid of.

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    edited April 16
    Orca wrote: »
    Doesn't look like a bedbug to me if that's what you were afraid of.

    That's exactly the kind of bloodsucker I'm worried about.

    Ticks aren't exactly something I'm happy to see, but seeing a single tick is way better news to me right now than seeing a single bedbug.

    (I have since caught the bug and kept it in a plastic bag for submission and identification.)

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    I hate to bring this to the thread, but I just found this guy on a piece of paper in my living room. I took a lot more pictures here. And I fear what the answer is.

    As others have said, definitely a tick or some other form of parasitiform mite.

    Not great news, but not terrible news either. If you have pets, check them. Do a self-check (scalp, legs, groin, armpits and ears in particular).

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    You should also make sure to check your butt hole.

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    SKI BAP BA DAP

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  • MovitzMovitz Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    You should also make sure to check your butt hole.

    I had one on my scrotum once. It wasn't as bad as you'd think. But we have a dog and therefore a few tick removal tools so I just lassoed the blood sucking fucker and stepped on it.

    (And then I went and found a heavy mason jar to roll over it and actually kill it. Those bastards are sturdy.)

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  • Phoenix-DPhoenix-D Registered User regular
    Movitz wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    You should also make sure to check your butt hole.

    I had one on my scrotum once. It wasn't as bad as you'd think. But we have a dog and therefore a few tick removal tools so I just lassoed the blood sucking fucker and stepped on it.

    (And then I went and found a heavy mason jar to roll over it and actually kill it. Those bastards are sturdy.)

    Close second to roaches. I hit a particularly large roach with a hammer once and it survived.

  • OrcaOrca Registered User regular
    Ringo wrote: »
    SKI BAP BA DAP


    It's unfortunate he hasn't managed to match the sheer genius of this song in any of his subsequent work

    it is the perfect song

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    And here I'm trying to be even slightly classy and use "groin" as a fairly neutral term for that general era and everyone else is just "Check your butthole!" and "Once I had a tick on my ballsack!".

    P.S: The best Tom Cardy song is either Naughty or Nice or Human Interaction.

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  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Movitz wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    You should also make sure to check your butt hole.

    I had one on my scrotum once. It wasn't as bad as you'd think. But we have a dog and therefore a few tick removal tools so I just lassoed the blood sucking fucker and stepped on it.

    (And then I went and found a heavy mason jar to roll over it and actually kill it. Those bastards are sturdy.)

    Close second to roaches. I hit a particularly large roach with a hammer once and it survived.

    How was the hammer?

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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    see317 wrote: »
    Phoenix-D wrote: »
    Movitz wrote: »
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    You should also make sure to check your butt hole.

    I had one on my scrotum once. It wasn't as bad as you'd think. But we have a dog and therefore a few tick removal tools so I just lassoed the blood sucking fucker and stepped on it.

    (And then I went and found a heavy mason jar to roll over it and actually kill it. Those bastards are sturdy.)

    Close second to roaches. I hit a particularly large roach with a hammer once and it survived.

    How was the hammer?

    The roach took it away from him

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  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    And here I'm trying to be even slightly classy and use "groin" as a fairly neutral term for that general era and everyone else is just "Check your butthole!" and "Once I had a tick on my ballsack!".

    P.S: The best Tom Cardy song is either Naughty or Nice or Human Interaction.

    I'd add Big Breakfast and Human Centipede to that list - also 'bug' related!

  • DisruptedCapitalistDisruptedCapitalist disgusted Registered User regular
    edited April 30
    My daughter found this fella in my car yesterday and wants to know what it is. It seemed quite content just to crawl around really fast on her hand and not fly away despite this human who kept trying to take picture of it.

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    Found in eastern Massachusetts, USA.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    I have to admit I have no idea. At first I was thinking some kind of snow/stonefly, but the legs are wrong for that (stoneflies have hind legs that are hinged similar to grasshoppers).

    Maybe some kind of woodwasp (because that's some kind of hardened ovipositor, right)?

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    Sorry to bother the thread yet again, but I found a concerning bug stuck in one of my interceptor traps. It was about 3 mm in body length, though the legs make it about three times that length, extending in front and behind. I can't tell if the front "legs" are actually legs, or if they are antenna.

    This one seems 'long' vs. the last one, which was more 'round'.

    Anyhow, my camera once again sucks at capturing images at this scale... But I was able to capture the bug and look at it through a microscope. Sadly, the only microscope I have access to is a polarized light microscope, which is meant for looking at crystals. So there's a lot of detail lost in the image. But it does give a good impression of the outline of the thing.

    Image from my camera is here and also here.

    Images from the microscope are here and here.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Sorry to bother the thread yet again, but I found a concerning bug stuck in one of my interceptor traps. It was about 3 mm in body length, though the legs make it about three times that length, extending in front and behind. I can't tell if the front "legs" are actually legs, or if they are antenna.

    This one seems 'long' vs. the last one, which was more 'round'.

    Anyhow, my camera once again sucks at capturing images at this scale... But I was able to capture the bug and look at it through a microscope. Sadly, the only microscope I have access to is a polarized light microscope, which is meant for looking at crystals. So there's a lot of detail lost in the image. But it does give a good impression of the outline of the thing.

    Image from my camera is here and also here.

    Images from the microscope are here and here.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Definitely mites. Their hairyness means that they're likely some kind of Trombidiform mite, but unless you're suddenly developing red and very itchy lesions they're probably not chiggers. Trombidiform mites is a very diverse family.

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  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane The Djinnerator At the bottom of a bottleRegistered User regular
    Definitely mites. Their hairyness means that they're likely some kind of Trombidiform mite, but unless you're suddenly developing red and very itchy lesions they're probably not chiggers. Trombidiform mites is a very diverse family.

    Thank you tremendously for that assessment. I wasn't thinking it could be a mite because the body shape, as mites always struck me as being round, rather than long. But then, I didn't appreciate how diverse Trombidiforms were!

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited May 11
    I have a friend building a house near mine.

    Is it a friend that needs to be sprayed?

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    Bonus snail-friend pic:
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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited May 11
    Paper wasp is my immediate guess, and if that is correct then the question becomes "is that an area you or anything you love would like to be able to approach without being harassed by wasps?"

    If yes, burninate the wasp and nest

    Added: that looks like a deflated kiddie pool, destroy the wasp and nest

    (Paper wasps are fairly chill if you don't bother them iirc, but will definitely make you stay away from their nest)

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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    Could be paper wasps or yellowjackets. It's very hard to tell since the basic eusocial wasp nest always looks like that (it's not really until they grow bigger that you can see the distinct variations beween different species). One general trend though is that the paper wasp nest tends to be attached to a single thread at this point in development while yellowjacket nests tend to be attached more directly to the surface material.

    The pattern on the abdomen suggests European paper wasp (which is "leave alone in the wild, but destroy if it's on your house or in a playground etc"), but I can't say anything definitive.

    Yellow-jacket nest at about the same stage.
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  • RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    Heh, I think my brain went "You got close enough to take a picture? That's too chill to be a yellow jacket"

    Good to know about the early nest stage!

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  • KruiteKruite Registered User regular
    edited May 15
    Hey look at this lovely lady
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  • FiendishrabbitFiendishrabbit Registered User regular
    That's definitely the "no touchy" form of spider-neighbours.

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  • AdventAdvent Registered User regular
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    Stuck under a leaf in Indonesia.

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