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Rhode Island Insects

Last updated about 3 years ago

  • 02796_88_88 Animalia > Araneae

    Lycosidae

    Wolf Spiders

    Wolf spiders can actually be dangerous. Some species in South America are capable of producing toxicated bites sometimes causing medically significant injuries. They are to our benefit though, for they can also eradicate insects such as other spiders and small insects like ticks.

  • 57652_88_88 Animalia > Eumenidae

    Polistes dominula

    European Paper Wasp

    The European Paper Wasp can be found all the way from China to Cambridge, MA. Most of the time when people think of wasp, this is what they see. Usually the female is the dominate of the nest, and is known as the "foundress", though morphologically there is no recognizable distance between the workers of the colony, and the foundress.

  • 53781_88_88 Animalia > Diptera

    Asilidae

    Robber Flies

    The Robber Fly can be found all around the world. They are attracted by the sun. The way they hunt and catch their prey is by injecting their tail into the prey, distributing a neurotoxin which paralyzes it and digests the inside. The then suck the liquified food.

  • 58670_88_88 Animalia > Thomisidae

    Misumena vatia

    Flower Spider

    The Crab Spider is different then most other spiders. It usually hides on a leaf or flower and ambushes its prey, as apposed to spinning a web. They can be found in very leafy areas, such as shrubs or wood lands.

  • 08416_88_88 Animalia > Curculionidae

    Polydrusus sericeus

  • 06902_88_88 Animalia > Apidae

    Bombus

    Bumblebees