Before everything froze last month, I found this Phidippus audax on a Swiss Chard leaf in the garden. Here it is eating a plant bug. This was our first year growing Swiss Chard, and along with it being good for salads and sandwiches, it add ...
A spider looks good on pink, don’t you think?
Spiders come in a variety of sizes, and sometimes it’s hard to tell how big they are in close-up photographs. Maybe some of them aren’t so scary after all…
I went through my photo library and selected eight of my favorite spider images from this year that I had never shared. Hopefully none of them scare you away!
It was 35 degrees Fahrenheit after sunset last night, but it wasn’t too cold for a crab spider (Thomisidae) to be out and about. You might say it was a cool crab spider.
The temperature was fairly warm this weekend, so yesterday afternoon I went outside to see if there were any bugs still hanging around the yard to photograph. And of course there were still bugs around, because there are always bugs around.
If you were feeling sorry for the bees ambushed by ambush bugs a few weeks ago, you can now feel sorry for the ambush bugs – a western spotted orb weaver (Neoscona oaxacensis) has arrived in the garden.
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.
Two days ago I was searching for an interesting blog subject, and a tiny jumping spider came to the rescue.