Tag Archives: Arachnid

09.28.2020-2 Macro Monday-Flea Jumping Spider

This hairy guy is tiny yet considered the largest of its genus. Naphrys pulex.  For the most part it scrambled on the siding but did occasionally jump…usually as I was pressing the shutter release.  I tried to get a face on … Continue reading

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09.12.2020-2 Spidurday

Well, Gary has his Webnsday and I won’t probably keep this going as faithfully as he has but I have become a bit more interested in Arachnids. Shamrock Orbweaver- Araneus trifolium. So this dreamboat decided to inhabit our bee balm, maybe to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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08.30.2020-2 “Ooh somebody, ooh somebody. Can anybody find me somebody to hug?”

With apologies to Freddie. In between showers I found this lonely White-banded Crab Spider-Misumenoides formosipes longingly waiting for somebody, anybody to hug. Unfortunately for this fly, the spider wanted more than a hug. Lonely No longer lonely…or hungry Crab spiders … Continue reading

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08.28.2020-2 Bedtime Spider

Bentley always goes out just before we go to bed.  Tonight I noticed another web below where the Spotted Neoscona had been last week.  This spider was much smaller and at first in the dark and with it being so … Continue reading

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08.24.2020 Macro Monday-Spidah and Grasshoppah

The 180 came back last week and this weekend was my first time out with it.  Saturday was a big disappointment.  Pretty much every image was not very good as a result of everything coated with so much dew that … Continue reading

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08.17.2020 Macrarachnido Monday

Arachnid was in the title so you were warned.  🙂 Friday evening at bedtime I took Bentley out into the backyard.  I carry a 1400 lumen flashlight that lights up the whole yard and I noticed above one of the … Continue reading

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06.20.2020 Creepy Saturday

Not everyone is creeped out by spiders, but I felt a warning was fair.  🙂 While looking for the orchids yesterday and before happening upon the damselfly, I noticed this Arabesque Orbweaver with its bagged lunch on a leaf. For … Continue reading

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