I’ve never been a fan of bugs and NEVER WILL BE! The moment I see a bug crawling across the floor, I forget the animal lover in me and either stomp it or reach for the bug spray. Some bugs freak me out, but for the most part, they just really “bug” me. There are several different types of bugs, insects and arachnids located throughout Nevada and I’ve listed 13 below.
1. Mydas Fly
The Mydas fly is the largest known fly. These flies are the most active during the summer months and are harmless.
2. Carpenter Ant
Carpenter ants, also known as sugar ants, reside outdoors and indoors in moist, decaying or hollow wood.
3. Spotted Orbweaver Spider
Spotted orbweaver spiders have the ability to spin orb-shaped webs up to 2 feet in diameter. They're usually found in places such as parks, fields and backyards.
4. Pipevine Swallowtail Caterpillar
Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars have an unusual defense mechanism. The moment they feel threatened, they extend a smelly gland called an osmeterium.
5. Bed Bug
Bed bugs have been known as human parasites for many years and infestations have increased greatly since the 1980s.
6. Wolf Spider
Wolf spiders are agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They hunt for their food on the ground instead of building a web.
7. Grapevine Beetle
Grapevine beetles can fly at a fast speed and hardly do any damage to their host plants. Its appearance and behavior sometimes lead people to believe it's a giant ladybug.
8. Dark Jerusalem Cricket
These particular crickets can be found under rocks, logs, and sometimes inside homes. They also have a painful bite, so be sure to leave them alone.
9. Black Widow Spider
The black widow spider is considered the most venomous spider in the United States.
10. American Cockroach
The American cockroach is the largest species of common cockroach and is often considered a pest.
11. Giant Desert Hairy Scorpion
The giant desert hairy scorpion is the largest scorpion in North America.
12. Acorn Weevil
An adult female weevil uses her long snout to bore a tiny hole in the acorn to lay her eggs.
13. Assassin Bug
An assassin bug uses its strong beak to violently stab its prey to death.
Are you a fan of bugs? Do particular bugs, insects or arachnids freak you out? Let us know in the comments below!