Some Problem Invertebrates of Texas

Ants / Bees & Wasps / BeetlesBed Bugs / Caterpillars / Centipedes / Chiggers, Fleas, Mites & TicksGrasshoppers

 Kissing Bugs / Lovebugs / Mosquitoes / Scorpions / Shrimps / Solifugids / Spiders / Sticks / Termites / Worms / Parasitosis

Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn

West Nile Virus Activity by County for Texas

Most publications linked here were written by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - See Also: Field Guide

Contact your local agent here: Texas County Extension Offices

Texas Cooperative Extension Entomologists

Texas Department of Health - Medically Important Arthropods - Zoonotic Diseases - Outdoor Health and Safety Tips

CDC - Search page for detailed information on insects of medical importance

Understanding Common House & Garden Insecticides


Tawny Crazy Ants - Invasive species spreading mostly along Gulf Coast from Brownsville to Miami

Fire Ants

Non-Fire, Non-Crazy Ant Information

Honey Bees 

Other Bee and Wasp Information

Beetles - Coleoptera

Bed Bugs - Hemiptera

Caterpillars - Lepidoptera

    Stinging Caterpillars


Chiggers, Fleas, Mites and Ticks 

Lyme disease ... is probably the most common tick-borne bacterial disease in the world. - CDC

"In Texas 1,682 possible cases of Lyme disease were reported from 1990 through 1998." - TDH

Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets - Orthoptera

Kissing Bugs - Hemiptera: Reduviidae

Lovebugs - Diptera



Land Shrimps - Lawn Shrimp - Scuds - small terrestrial crustaceans



Stick Insects




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17 Jnue 2017 © Mike Quinn / / Texas Entomology