09.08.2020 A very common yard spider

Nursery Web spiders- Pisaurina mira have been very numerous this year.  I’ve been finding them on our house every night and usually several.  Some are out in the open and others hiding inside the siding trim around the windows and doors. Sunday evening I found one on a more attractive perch, a bee balm spent head.

It wasn’t hard to spot despite the similar colors.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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15 Responses to 09.08.2020 A very common yard spider

  1. Not sure I’ve ever seen a spider with such a long dark marking on top of it from end to end.

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  2. Mike Powell says:

    The spider might have been easy for you to spot, Steve, but the limited, subdued palette of matching colors in the spider and the flower make this image really appealing to me.

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  3. melissabluefineart says:

    I see these everywhere too but seldom on such an attractive perch. You’ve captured the moment beautifully.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    I never would have identified the plant as bee balm. It must be a different species than our natives. The combination of the seed head and the spider is attractive, and quite a tidy camouflage.

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  5. bluebrightly says:

    Wow, I’m not a spider lover but this is just stunning, Steve, because of the harmonious colors AND textures.

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  6. Great Image Steve! Love the detail!

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