Beautyberry critters

So now I continue on with the American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana). And here are some of the critters we caught lurking on it.

Tiny 1 mm eggs on the underside of a leaf! No, I did not bring them home. (I have too many jars as it is 😉

So the name of this spider is the Ghost Spider (Wulfila). Appropriately called I think.

It was very fast!

Finally, it went under this webbing. Here you can see that two of its legs are much longer which is a characteristic of this genus. Wulfila means “Little wolf” in Gothic.
Again another shot of the Ghost Spider. They are over 40 species of this genus in North America.

I wondered if this might be its exuvia?

We also saw this tiny debris carrying critter. From the side, we were able to see its legs.

Next, a Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (Halyomorpha halys)!

Restless Bush Cricket (Hapithus agitator)! What a name! Makes you wonder what it did to be called the agitator LOL. In Latin, it can mean either stirred up or quick. In this example, it did neither.

Finally, we found this an interesting set of eggs on the underside of the leaf. In fact, that is where we find the most stuff.

It was like they had been shrink-wrapped.

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.


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