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Species Oligotoma saundersii - Saunders' Webspinner

elongate bug or ? - Oligotoma saundersii Embiidina sp. - Oligotoma saundersii - male Webspinner - Oligotoma saundersii - male Oligotoma saundersii Saunders' Embiid - Oligotoma saundersii - male Oligotomidae? - Oligotoma saundersii Oligotomidae? - Oligotoma saundersii 102211Earwig? - Oligotoma saundersii
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Embiidina (Webspinners)
Family Oligotomidae
Genus Oligotoma
Species saundersii (Saunders' Webspinner)
Explanation of Names
Oligotoma saundersii (Westwood 1837)
Similar to O. nigra but a bit lighter in color and with a yellowish tinge, esp. near leg joints. In O. saundersii males, the head tends to be darker than the rest of the body (in O. nigra the whole insect is uniformly black). Females and nymphs ID'd by association with identified males. (S.D. Rider's comments)
Male -- Female -- Nymph
FL-TX-FL - Map (1)(Rider 2009); native to so. Asia, now widespread in the tropics globally
Life Cycle
eggs almost completely covered with chewed substrate and also possibly fecula

more in Rider (2009)
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