Tag Archives: Araneae

08.27.2022 Happy Spidurday!

I am sure not everyone feels happy about this image but happily for you this hairy spider is in my yard and not yours.¬† ūüėČ Spotted Orbweaver-Neoscona crucifera.¬† This lovely lady built her web from the top of one of … Continue reading

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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? … Continue reading

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09.06.2021 Monday Macro

I’ve got a virtual show coming up shared with another local photographer at our town library’s website.¬† Our theme is Mount Pollux, a favorite local spot for sunrise, sunset, and just plain hanging out.¬† I woke this morning to a … Continue reading

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08.25.2021 I can’t help it if I’m crabby

I am a crab spider after all. White-banded Crab Spider-¬†Misumenoides¬†formosipes I got to spend several minutes with this attractive Arachnid. Up close and personal. We played tag for a while as it kept slipping behind various blooms thinking I was … Continue reading

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08.18.2021-2 Webnesday

Gary hasn’t posted in a while so I’ll pick it up with a spider for the day.¬† Hope we hear from him soon as well. In the same meadow, MacLeod Field, where I found the Viceroy I also saw a … Continue reading

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08.16.2021 Neoscona Nuptials

Don’t throw any rice. I know that these are spotted orbweavers-Neoscona sp-but which species I am not sure as I could not get an angle to see their abdomens without destroying the web. At first I thought they were fighting … Continue reading

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08.08.2021 Wild nature in the home

I am sure a couple of you might have run out of the room screaming if you found this on your bathroom vanity first thing in the morning. Obviously, I did run out of the room but to fetch my … 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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06.20.2020 Creepy Saturday

Not everyone is creeped out by spiders, but I felt a warning was fair.¬† ūüôā 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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