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    Allergic to Mornings ergophobe's Avatar
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    Default Help Identify this Spider/Insect

    I found this insect in Georgia that at first resembled what I knew of the brown widow spider. I live a few hundred meters from a park so I see a lot of creatures closeby I've seen this one before several times so I'm guessing it's pretty common

    When I got closer - I realized the front two legs were actually antenna (all black) so it did not have 8 legs or the hourglass marking on the abdomen. It was already dead when I found it so it was immaculately preserved. I didn't keep it to take a picture or this would have been so much easier

    Fascinating creature and quite pretty.

    So, description:
    1. Six legs with short brown and yellow/white stripes (the coloring on the legs was in segments)
    2. Wide, horizontal, brown and yellow/white stripes on the body
    3. The body was long and rounded
    4. It had a short tail

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergophobe View Post
    I found this insect in Georgia that at first resembled what I knew of the brown widow spider. I live a few hundred meters from a park so I see a lot of creatures closeby I've seen this one before several times so I'm guessing it's pretty common

    When I got closer - I realized the front two legs were actually antenna (all black) so it did not have 8 legs or the hourglass marking on the abdomen. It was already dead when I found it so it was immaculately preserved. I didn't keep it to take a picture or this would have been so much easier

    Fascinating creature and quite pretty.

    So, description:
    1. Six legs with short brown and yellow/white stripes (the coloring on the legs was in segments)
    2. Wide, horizontal, brown and yellow/white stripes on the body
    3. The body was long and rounded
    4. It had a short tail

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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    Please return her to the Chattahoochee Mental Hospital in North Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halla74 View Post
    You've found my Mother-in-law, dear.

    Please return her to the Chattahoochee Mental Hospital in North Florida.
    You so silly Halla!

    Finders keepers, my dear. As she was on my property, I will likely keep her in my possession. I may also fight her with a large sword later

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    Well it had six legs, therefore it definitely was an insect, not an arachnid.

    The short tail description kinda throws me off.

    A beetle or a "true bug" of some sort, I'm guessing.

    More description of the tail, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SillySapienne View Post
    Well it had six legs, therefore it definitely was an insect, not an arachnid.

    The short tail description kinda throws me off.

    A beetle or a "true bug" of some sort, I'm guessing.

    More description of the tail, please.
    Yes, I realized it was not an arachnid but it was too late for the title of the thread. :d'oh: It doesn't look like a beetle but what is a true bug? The tail had similar stripes as the legs, was a lot shorter than the legs which were bent like a spider's but the tail itself was straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    I did look into scorpions but no pincers and no wavy tail. The tail was a straight appendage. It was interesting to read about how the front legs were modified into antennae - that was very similar to the creature I saw.

    Thanks!

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    would it be this guy? http://i.pbase.com/v3/48/95248/1/481...denSpider5.jpg its a garden spider

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    Sounds like a cricket/beetle...

    Was it the Jerusalem Cricket?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marduk View Post
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    Oh snap! lol well I guess just google Garden Spider.

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