Webspinner in its web under bark on a live tree. The sequence of pictures (the first 5) shows it turning around.
Webspinner, walking on a tree trunk. I would not have expected to see a wingless one out in the open like this; it was raining on this day soon before this observation (the tree is visibly damp), so perhaps that has something to do with it?
Took an aerial net sweep of the switch grass in the back yard to see what I could get.
Webspinner, seen in house about 9pm. Have only seen about 20 of these this year, and a few more last summer. In years past there were clouds of them around my house.
Saw this one under my porch light, not real sure what it is.
The order Embioptera, commonly known as webspinners, are a small group of mostly tropical and subtropical insects, classified under the subclass Pterygota. The order has also been referred to as Embiodea or Embiidina. The name Embioptera ("lively wings") comes from Greek, εμβιος, embios meaning "lively" and πτερον, pteron meaning "wing", a name that has not been considered to be particularly descriptive for this group of fliers, perhaps instead referring to their remarkable speed of movement both...