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DADDY-LONG-LEG SPIDERS
Family Pholcidae
images/spiders/pholcus.gif Long-Bodied Cellar Spider,
Pholcus phalangioides

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
images/spiders/pholcus2.gif Long-Bodied Cellar Spider - Closer View
Pholcus phalangioides
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
BROWN SPIDERS
Family Loxoscelidae (Sicariidae)
brown recluse image "Brown Recluse,
Loxosceles reclusa

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
brown recluse eye pattern "Brown Recluse Eye Pattern,
Loxosceles reclusa

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
brown recluse in a sticky trap "Brown Recluse in Sticky Trap,
Loxosceles reclusa

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
DYSDERID SPIDERS
Family Dysderidae
woodlouse hunter "Woodlouse Hunter",
Dysdera crocata

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
woodlouse hunter chelicerae "Woodlouse Hunter" Chelicerae
Dysdera crocata
(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
COBWEB WEAVERS
Family Theridiidae
black widow Black Widow,
Latrodectus hesperus

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
common house spider Common House Spider,
Achaeraranea tepidariorum

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
cobweb weaver Cobweb Weaver,
Steatoda triangulosa

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)
cobweb weaver Cobweb Weaver,
Steatoda_borealis

(Jim Kalisch, UNL Entomology)

Entomology News at Nebraska

Breaking Entomological News...

  • Dr. Susan WellerDr. Susan Weller, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum and professor of Entomology, has been elected a fellow of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). The society noted Weller’s internationally-known research on arctiine moths and other Noctuoidea, and her administrative leadership in promoting entomology and science education. See the article at UNL News for more about Weller's recognition. Congratulations Susan!
  • Marilyn Weidner & GracieWe are pleased to announce that Marilyn Weidner has been named winner of the IANR Exemplary Service Award! Weidner has roles in administrative support, personnel management, data documentation and archiving, review preparation, promotion and evaluation tracking, payroll for 15 departments, and much more. Well deserved Marilyn!
  • Rogan Tokach winning scholarshipCongratulations to Rogan Tokach (Master's student co-mentored by Dr. Autumn Smart and Dr. Judy Wu-Smart) on being awarded a $10,000 national Christi Heintz Memorial Scholarship by Project Apis m!
    Well done, Rogan!
  • Steve Spomer with Beetle CollectionsSpomer nets 40-year Butterfly & Beetle Legacy. Best wishes to Steve Spomer who is retiring this December after 40 years in the Entomology Department. Spomer has identified nearly 700 insect species, including the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle, and taught countless University of Nebraska-Lincoln students. 
  • Bridget Gross with Bees.Bridget Gross, master's student in Entomology, mentored by Dr. Judy Wu-Smart and Dr. Doug Golick, was featured in the Nov. 11th IANR Student Spotlight. Bridget presented her master's degree seminar last month and graduates in December.

  • Check out the Emerald Ash Borer Resource Center, and our Emerald Ash Borer Look-Alike Insects Sheet - Be Sure Before You Treat!