Tag Archives: True Spider

09.17.2022 Dew-draped Spiderday

Yesterday morning we had another lovely foggy start.¬† I headed over to the Conte Refuge in Hadley to shoot, again, a walnut grove with straight rows and some mystery at the end of the row. Once done with that I … Continue reading

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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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08.08.2021 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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09.28.2020-2 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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