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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...

  • Entomology Department Graduation flyerJoin the Entomology Department as we hold a virtual Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 7, 11 a.m. (central) via Zoom (https://unl.zoom.us/j/98456239837).  Congratulations to our graduates: Ph.D. - Sajjan Grover and Jordy Reinders; M.S. - Jenna Chappell, Samantha Daniel, Kathlyne Rog, Josh Shoemaker, Chris Tankersley, and Timothy Wucherer; B.S. in Insect Science - James Schacht and Courtney Wallner. 


  • Kait ChapmanKate Chapman, extension educator and Entomology alumna, was interviewed by Channel 10/11 about tick season in Nebraska. The peak season for ticks in Nebraska is May and June, according to Chapman. See her video interview on the 10/11 website.


  • Lt. Col. Mary C. Yelnicker presents an Award for Civilian Achievement to Dr. Kristen Lewis, MS in Entomology student Congratulations to Dr. Kristin Lewis, one of our online MS in Entomology students, on her retirement from Civil Service on March 27!  In this picture, she is being presented an Award for Civilian Achievement by Lt. Col. Mary C. Yelnicker (left). Lewis served as a Training Development Element Chief, 381st Training Support Squadron, 82nd Training Group, 82nd Training Wing, Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA, from April 24, 2014-March 27, 2021. Her nominator wrote that Lewis's "efforts ensured continuation of the Basic Instructor Course during Coronavirus pandemic restrictions, meeting Community College of the Air Force accreditation requirements for 53 instructors and zero mission impacts to training. The distinctive accomplishments of Dr. Lewis reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force."

  • Dr. Jody GreenDr. Joe LouisCongratulations to Dr. Joe Louis on being promoted to full Professor and to Dr. Jody Green on being promoted to Associate Extension Educator! They were among 109 faculty members at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln who were promoted this year.

  • Jordan ReindersPh.D. candidate Jordy Reinders was featured in the IANR Student Spotlight recently. Jordy will be graduating in May 2021 with a degree in Entomology. Reinders is advised by Dr. Lance Meinke

  • Courtney WallnerInsect Science student Courtney Wallner was featured in a Nebraska Today article about becoming a veterinarian for bees.  Wallner is graduating in May and plans to attend vet school at Tufts University, Medford, MA. Great work Courtney!