09.11.2021 Spidurday

Not until I processed this did I realize just how hairy this species’ cephalothorax is.

Sac Spider- Elaver excepta   I like the pattern on the abdomen which seems like a landing pattern although who wants to land on a spider’s back? Also not until I processed it, did I see that there is a leg missing. Maybe it is tucked under the body but that seems unlikely. Are spider legs a delicacy like Alaskan King Crabs?


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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9 Responses to 09.11.2021 Spidurday

  1. I like the chevrons on its abdomen.

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    Nice specimen! I’d sure like to know the reason for the missing leg.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Yesterday morning I found the largest spider I’ve ever seen lurking outside my door. It might have been more than 3″ long, with substantial hairy legs. The old “see spider, smash spider” impulse rose up, but I just went back inside. When I went back out in a half-hour, it was gone. My guess is that it was a wolf spider, but I really don’t have a clue. All I know is that I could see its details without a camera — time to back off!

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