Insects and Arachnids

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“I said, GO already!” (photo courtesy of Anita McCabe)

I will never, ever be able to list all the insects we see around here! Insects rule the ranch! I hope to spend some time getting accurate IDs on them (I have them; now need time to put in here!), but for now, I’ll just list groupings and things I know are accurate.

Insects

Some years we have more of one type, and some years another. There have been crazy grasshopper years, beautiful dragonfly years, cricket years, and more!

  • Aphids (ugh)
  • Beetle
    • June bugs (April 2018)
    • Dung beetles (September 2018)
  • Crickets
  • Butterfly
  • Dragonfly
  • Praying mantis

Spiders

  • Black widow (mostly during construction of the house and garage)
  • Garden spider
  • Those spiders with the floating webs
  • Wolf