Questions tagged [arthropod]

An arthropod is an invertebrate animal having a segmented body, jointed appendages and exoskeleton. Arthropods form the phylum Arthropoda, which includes the chelicerates (horse shoe crabs and arachnids), insects, myriapods, and crustaceans. Use 'entomology' tag if the question is specifically about Insecta.

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Any clue on what these tiny white bugs may be?

I would like to know what the bugs in the following pictures are, they are absolutely tiny, i would say 0.5mm at most, i can't get a really sharp picture, as they seem like to hang out in the dust on ...
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Unidentified Spider

Apologies for the rubbish quality of the image, but I found this spider while in the shower. I’m not exactly sure what species it is and wonder if someone can help me out. I live in southeast ...
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Do we know how dangerous six-eyed sand spiders are?

The Sicariidae family contains the well-known and dangerous Loxosceles spp. (fiddle-backs, violin spiders). The family's other two genera, Sicarius and Hexophthalma (six-eyed sand spiders) have ...
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Looking to identify this species

I found a rather strange invertebrate...something... outside my home this evening, and I have no idea what it might be. It looks kind of like a small brown lobster, without the claws. I think it has 8 ...
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How not to kill a spider while moving out of my flat?

About two weeks ago, when it started getting cold, a house spider (tegenaria domestica I believe) has chosen my flat for spending the winter. I like those spiders so it's not a problem for me. Only ...
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Identification of bug - California

A friend found this bug, what is it? Diamond Bar-ish, California.
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Is this arthropod non-intrusive and recommended to be left alive?

I am in Portugal (Lisbon) at the moment, and when leaving my room late at night (12 pm ~ 04 am) I usually face about 4 of these arthropods in the corridors: (For reference, the "line" in the image is ...
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What arthropod with a distinctive yellow and black colored body is this?

I found this outside my window, today morning, on a clothes peg; I live on the eighteenth floor, so it probably is a good flyer. I have noticed that the antennae are almost as long as its body and ...
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Is there any small animal that can jump over a meter high/long?

By small, let's say less than 5 cm body length. I always thought that grasshoppers were the highest absolute jumpers in this class but the highest jump according to this article is 0.7 m...
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What arthropod is this?

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Colour: Brown/Grey Legs: 6 or 7 pairs Size: ~10mm I've been finding these guys in my bath tub the past two mornings. I've caught and released them. I'd like to ...
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Is there any parasitoid that preys on something other than arthropods?

Besides fungi, most parasitoids seem to be arthropods themselves, specifically insects that undergo complete metamorphosis. This makes sense, as feeding on a living body poses different challenges ...
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Arthropod identification request [duplicate]

I'm in Southern Germany and just captured this animal crawling along my wall at considerable speed, apparently hiding from the light. It looks like a entipede from afar (about two dozen legs), and ...
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Can anyone identify this mite? [duplicate]

I live in a flat in the UK and have caught such mites a few times on my skin. I think they are responsible for my bites. On one occasion one mite had one dark spot in the middle instead of two. Does ...
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What is this tiny bug [duplicate]

I have seen these on my floor several times now that spring has arrived and temps have started to go up. It is silvery in color, appears to have a hard and segmented shell, it kind of reminds me of a ...

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