From the exotic, far-away lands of a backyard in eastern Oregon, a small jumping spider with a red, white, and blue face roams wild and free. Behold, the adult male Habronattus americanus!
If you don’t like spiders, perhaps only jumping spiders could convince you otherwise. With their big eyes, spiked hair, and occasional crazy colors, they just might be the stars of the invertebrate world.
At least, that’s what I think it looks like.
The weather is getting colder, which means bugs are looking for nice, warm places to congregate.
After viewing a few pictures of a jumping spider crawling on an eggplant plant in the garden, I was reminded of a traveler venturing through wild and unfamiliar territory.
I’m starting to wonder if I should only blog about the struggles of aphids. They’re so small you’d think they’d only have to worry about larger predators, but no, they have to beware of ladybug larva and tiny spiders (even tinier than last week’s spider).
Two days ago I was searching for an interesting blog subject, and a tiny jumping spider came to the rescue.