Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Number Five Flea Beetle - Capraita subvittata
Number Five Flea Beetle - Capraita subvittata
Number Five Mine Road, Upshur County, West Virginia, USA
June 8, 2020
I believe this is right, Capraita subvittata.

Ant with aphids - female
Ant with aphids - Female
Canaan Valley Institute, Tucker County, West Virginia, USA
June 9, 2020
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
A group of these ants were beside both treehoppers and aphids.

Ant with aphids - female
Ant with aphids - Female
Canaan Valley Institute, Tucker County, West Virginia, USA
June 9, 2020
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
A group of these ants were with both treehoppers and aphids.

Tropisternus ellipticus?
Tropisternus ellipticus?
Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2020
Size: 8.5 mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.
Greater resolution image here

Tropisternus ellipticus?
Tropisternus ellipticus?
Pena Blanca Lake, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
July 25, 2020
Size: 8.5 mm
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
Coordinates: 31.393843, -111.089526
Elevation: 3,858 ft
Attracted to mercury vapor and ultraviolet lights
Greater resolution image here

Black Fuzzy with Orange Dot
Black Fuzzy with Orange Dot
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
October 30, 2020
Size: 1/4"
2 of 2 images of this specimen.

Black Fuzzy with Orange Dot
Black Fuzzy with Orange Dot
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
October 30, 2020
Size: 1/4"
1 of 2 images of this specimen.
I found this 'slow moving' spider on the floor of my apartment, near a doorway, around 3:02pm, after watering my plants. My apartment was sprayed two days ago, so I'm guessing this is why it was moving slow. I have never seen one like it with the orange spot.

New Roomie
New Roomie
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
October 12, 2020
Size: 1/2" - 1"
I was unpacking some moving boxes and about one hour later, this spider was on the wall between the kitchen window and cabinet, near the sink. It never moved when I took this picture. It was about 10:30pm. It was as big as some Wolf spiders I have seen outside. It in my opinion, was too big to be in my new apartment!

To Worry or Not Worry
To Worry or Not Worry
Marion, Williamson County, Illinois, USA
October 18, 2020
Size: 1/4"
I found this spider in my apartment about 4 days after I hired an exterminator. It was still partially moving. This is the second one I have found so far. I have lived in this apartment less than one month. I'm hoping to not find anymore!!

Texananus?
Texananus?
White Hall, Harford County, Maryland, USA
June 13, 2020
Size: 6 mm
2 of 2 images of this specimen.