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Unidentified bug

Discussion in 'Insects, Other Invertebrates & Arthropods' started by NYbirdEater, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. NYbirdEater

    NYbirdEater Arachnobaron Old Timer

    The last 2 days during the hot humid nights here in southern NY I have seen these strange bugs climbing on the rock wall side of my patio. Never saw them before. I don't have a photo but I made a cheesy little photoshop sketch to get an idea (forgive the cheesy likeness:)). They are about 1/4" long with tanish body with symetrical black markings, their head is all tan, 2 antennas on the head abuot half the body size and one "hair" :? type of a thing coming off the back. No visible legs. The head is only a few millimeters wide and the body tapers to a point. Any ideas? :confused: Also I noticed a wolf spider munching on one.

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  2. Wade

    Wade Arachnoking Old Timer

    I'd guess it's a young silverfish (Lepismatidae) or a bristletail (Machilidae).