Insect and Disease Identification Thread


#564

I found this guy in the yard this morning. He/she is a beauty! What kind of spider it is? Keeper or goner?


#565

That looks like an Argiope aurantia,a non aggressive garden spider,but can bite if threatened,which is like a bee sting.bb


#566

Thank you Brady. It’s my first seeing this type of spider in my garden


#567

If you are brave enough to tap it with your finger it will shake its web back and forth, or a grass stem would probably work as well :wink:


#568

You are right. I saw a bumblebee was stuck on its web. I picked up a stick trying to free the bee. The web was vibrating after I got the bee free


#569

Found this on a young apple this evening. Never seen one before. About 3/4 - 1 inch. Quite striking. Sue

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#570

Likely one of the Longhorn Beetles, family, Cerambycidae. I will search for a species match later.

Edit: Round-headed Apple Tree Borer
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1020901/bgimage
^ check out the Info and the Data tabs for range, feeding habits


#571

Does not sound like a good thing to have on an apple tree!