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Spiders and Kin

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web. Edwin Way Teale (1899-1980)

  1. Orbweaver

    Acanthepeira stellata

  2. Orbweaver

    Acanthepeira venusta

  3. Grass Spider

    Agelenopsis pennsylvanica

  4. Twinflagged Jumper

    Anasaitis canosa

  5. Silver Garden Spider

    Argiope argentata

  6. Yellow Garden Orb Weaver Spider

    Argiope aurantia

  7. Yellow Garden Orb Weaver Spider

    Argiope aurantia

  8. Florida Garden Spider

    Argiope florida

  9. Banded Garden Spider

    Argiope trifasciata

  10. Dewdrop Spider

    Argyrodes sp.

  11. Ant Mimic Spider

    Castianeira longipalpa

  12. Hentz Striped Scorpion

    Centruroides hentzi
    See another view of this scorpion under ultraviolet light.

  13. Fluorescent Hentz Striped Scorpion

    Centruroides hentzi
    Most scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light. See the image of this scorpion under normal light.

  14. Scorpion

    Centruroides sp.

  15. Cellar Spider

    Crossopriza lyoni

  16. "Face" on hind end of Torreya Trap-door Spider

    Cyclocosmia torreya

  17. Torreya Trap-door Spider

    Cyclocosmia torreya

  18. Torreya Trap-door Spider

    Cyclocosmia torreya

  19. Humped Trashline Orb Weaver Spider

    Cyclosa turbinata

  20. American Dog Tick

    Dermacentor variabilis
    This tick was crawling on a hiking companion's sweater. I wouldn't let her brush off the tick until I took this photo.

  21. Whitebanded Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes albineus