What is this spider?

forensicmomJuly 21, 2011

I have seen this spider on my roses for the past few days. I'm not sure what kind it is and if it's a good guy or a bad guy.

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dan_staley(5b/SS 2b AHS 6-7)

No spider is a bad guy.

Nonetheless, I see six legs and antennae, but can't ID attm.

Dan

    Bookmark   July 21, 2011 at 11:00PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Maybe something like this, Dan? (nymph of one of the leaf-footed bugs) This one is Acanthocephala terminalis, and like all true bugs, they undergo changes in appearance as they molt several times before adulthood.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 1:20PM
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forensicmom

THat looks exactly like it. So it's not a spider after all. It's a member of the squash bug family, right? So these are BAD. I can pick him off but is there a way to control them if I find more?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2011 at 9:10PM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Not a problem for your rose.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2011 at 1:11AM
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