Bug ID(6 posts)
I know that this isn't a bed bug, and think it's a spider of sorts, but it's the first time I've seen a spider with ten legs and not eight... If this is not a spider, then what could it be?
Here is the photo link: http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o301/braiye/Bug/?action=view¤t=101_1517.jpg
Thanks in advance for the input,
No spider has 10 legs but males, depending on species can have very prominent pedipalps and in a death curl like yours the can look like legs.
Thanks spidey! Thanks to you, I've learnt something new today
Arachnids have 4 pairs of walking legs, 1 pair of pedipalps, 1 pair of chelicerae (mouthparts with fangs). If you look at the spider picture and count from the back you can count all the parts. The pedipalps of spiders are modified in the mature male for transferring sperm produced by testes positioned in the abdomen but empty from the ventral area into a silken mat produced by the male. He then normally positions himself under the mat on his back and fills or charges the palp. He then looks for a female or more than one. Immature spiders and females have pedipalps, but they remain leg-like with no modification on the tip.
And yes .... Lou is an Arachnologist
Thanks so much Lou, again, I will be sleeping tonight more educated than I have been before
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