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jumpingspiderman Springtails
Springtails commented on by jumpingspiderman 3111, Victoria, Australia9 years ago

The gray ones are in the order Poduromorpha (class Collembola) but I'm not sure of the ID past that. The orange ones look a lot like the species Vitronura giselae: http://bugguide.net/node/view/258732/bgp...

jumpingspiderman Bat fly
Bat fly commented on by jumpingspiderman San Carlos, Philippines9 years ago

I agree that this is probably a bat fly. Because it looks like it has wings it's probably in the family Streblidae. Here's a link to an interesting Encyclopedia Britannica article on bat flies: http://m.eb.com/topic/55703

jumpingspiderman Straight-snouted Weevil
Straight-snouted Weevil commented on by jumpingspiderman Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil9 years ago

I think it's a weevil, maybe in the subfamily Brentinae. It looks a lot like this one, but I don't think it's the same species: bugguide.net/node/view/285658/bgpage

jumpingspiderman Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by jumpingspiderman Portugal9 years ago

It looks like this could be a jumping spider in the Family Salticidae, but from this angle it's hard to tell for sure.

jumpingspiderman Vinegarroon, whip scorpion or uropygids
Vinegarroon, whip scorpion or uropygids commented on by jumpingspiderman San Carlos, Philippines9 years ago

I think you're right about Uropygi and Thelyphonida. From what little information I could find, it looks like Thelyphonida is the new name for the Order, but Uropygi is still widely used, even in the scientific community.

jumpingspiderman Soil centipede
Soil centipede commented on by jumpingspiderman Little Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA9 years ago

Not a millipede, but a soil centipede. Centipedes have long antennae and only one pair of legs per body segment, while millipedes have short antennae and two pairs of legs per segment.

jumpingspiderman Fire Ants
Fire Ants commented on by jumpingspiderman Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia9 years ago

Nice photo! I don't think these are "true" fire ants though. I think these are actually weaver ants in the genus Oecophylla. Although these weaver ants are sometimes called fire ants, "real" fire ants belong to the genus Solenopsis. Compare these photos of weaver ants: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oecophyll...
to this photo of a Solenopsis fire ant: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/urba...

jumpingspiderman Patent-leather Beetle
Patent-leather Beetle commented on by jumpingspiderman Guanacaste, Costa Rica9 years ago

I did some more searching and I'm not sure that this is O. disjunctus anymore. BugGuide indicates that there are about 500 species known from the Family Passalidae, most of which are found in the tropics. Sorry I can't help ID this guy past the family right now, but at least the common name applies to the whole family :)

jumpingspiderman Stink bug nymphs
Stink bug nymphs commented on by jumpingspiderman Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil9 years ago

Cool series! These aren't beetles, though. They are true bugs in the suborder Heteroptera.

jumpingspiderman Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by jumpingspiderman Indiana, USA9 years ago

Definitely a pseudoscorpion. They all look pretty much the same to me, but BugGuide says that there are 420 species in the US. You'd probably need an expert to ID it past the Order.

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