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What is this spider?

Posted by forensicmom 7a (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 21, 11 at 21:55

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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RE: What is this spider?

No spider is a bad guy.

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


RE: What is this spider?

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: Click here for comparison

RE: What is this spider?

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?

RE: What is this spider?

Not a problem for your rose.

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