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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. Fluorescent Hentz Striped Scorpion

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

  13. Hentz Striped Scorpion

    Centruroides hentzi
    See another view of this scorpion under ultraviolet 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

  22. Whitebanded Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes albineus

  23. Whitebanded Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes albineus

  24. Six-spotted Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes triton
    This spider is on an American White Water Lily pad.

  25. Six-spotted Fishing Spider

    Dolomedes triton

  26. Hump-backed Orb Weaver

    Eustala anastera

  27. Hump-backed Orb Weaver

    Eustala anastera

  28. Bowl and Doily Spider

    Frontinella communis

  29. Spinybacked Spider

    Gasteracantha cancriformis

  30. Spinybacked Spider

    Gasteracantha cancriformis

  31. Grenada Hentzia Jumping Spider

    Hentzia grenada

  32. Hentzia Jumping Spider

    Hentzia palmarum
    This is the male.

  33. Wolf Spider

    Hogna sp.

  34. Red Widow Spider

    Latrodectus bishopi
    Red Widow Spiders are usually found in scrub palmettos (Sabal etonia).

  35. Red Widow Spider

    Latrodectus bishopi

  36. Female Brown Widow Spider

    Latrodectus geometricus

  37. Southern Black Widow Spider

    Latrodectus mactans

  38. Southern Black Widow Spider

    Latrodectus mactans

  39. Female Southern Black Widow Spider

    Latrodectus mactans

  40. Northern Black Widow Spider

    Latrodectus variolus

  41. Orchard Orb Weaver Spider

    Leucauge venusta

  42. Orchard Orb Weaver Spider

    Leucauge venusta

  43. Orchard Orbweaver Spider

    Leucauge venusta

  44. Magnolia Jumping Spider

    Lyssomanes viridis

  45. Male and Female Golden Silk Orbweavers

    Nephila clavipes
    Notice the mostly overlooked male Golden Silk Orbweaver in the bottom left of the web.

  46. Lined Orbweaver

    Mangora gibberosa

  47. Lined Orb Weaver Spider

    Mangora gibberosa

  48. Swift Crab Spider

    Mecaphesa celer
    This crab spider is lying in wait for unsuspecting visitors to this Barbara's Button (Marshallia sp.) flower.

  49. Basilica Orb Weaver Spider

    Mecynogea lemniscata
    The eggcase of the Basilica Orb Weaver is suspended like a string of pearls.

  50. Gray Wall Jumper

    Menemerus bivittatus

  51. Male Spined Micrathena

    Micrathena gracilis

  52. Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider

    Micrathena sagittata

  53. Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider

    Micrathena sagittata

  54. Male Whitebanded Crab Spider

    Misumenoides formosipes

  55. White-banded Crab Spider

    Misumenoides formosipes
    This crab spider is on Blazing Star (Liatris sp.)

  56. White-banded Crab Spider

    Misumenoides formosipes
    This spider is on False Pineland Sunflower (Phoebanthus tenuifolius).

  57. Swift Crab Spider

    Misumenops celer
    This crab spider on a yellow bladderwort (Utricularia sp.) is perfectly camouflaged by its coloration and pose.

  58. Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus

  59. Torreya Waferlid Trap-door Spider

    Myrmekiaphila torreya

  60. Spotted Orb Weaver Spider

    Neoscona crucifera

  61. Spotted Orb Weaver Spider

    Neoscona domiciliorum

  62. Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider

    Nephila clavipes

  63. Golden Silk Orb Weaver

    Nephila clavipes

  64. Male Thickjawed Orbweaver

    Pachygnatha furcillata

  65. Male Thickjawed Orbweaver

    Pachygnatha furcillata

  66. Pardosa Spider

    Pardosa sp.

  67. Green Lynx Spider

    Peucetia viridans
    The Green Lynx Spider mother will guard her young which are called spiderlings.

  68. Green Lynx Spider on Rosegentian

    Peucetia viridans
    Who could resist this color combination of the bright green lynx spider and Rosegentian (Sabatia sp.) flower?

  69. Green Lynx Spider

    Peucetia viridans

  70. Apache Jumping Spider

    Phidippus apacheanus

  71. Male Bold Jumper

    Phidippus ausax

  72. Cardinal Jumper Spider

    Phidippus cardinalis

  73. "Clarus" Jumping Spider

    Phidippus clarus

  74. Jumping spider

    Phidippus otiosus

  75. Regal Jumping Spider

    Phidippus regius

  76. Nursery Web Spider

    Pisaurina brevipes

  77. Male Nursery Web Spider

    Pisaurina mira

  78. Male Nursery Web Spider

    Pisaurina mira

  79. Nursery Web Spider

    Pisaurina mira

  80. Slender Nursery Web Spider

    Pisaurina undulata
    This spider is perched on top of a Yellow Trumpet Pitcherplant (Sarracenia flava).

  81. Tan Jumping Spider

    Platycryptus undatus

  82. Rabid Wolf Spider

    Rabidosa rabida

  83. Lizard Spider

    Rhomphaea projiciens

  84. Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

    Sarinda hentzi

  85. Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

    Sarinda hentzi

  86. Spitting Spider

    Scytodes thoracica

  87. Spitting Spider with Eggs

    Scytodes thoracica

  88. Ground Spider

    Sergiolus capulatus
    This spider with her web in the trumpet of a yellow pitcherplant is an ant mimic.

  89. Long-jawed Orb Weaver Spider

    Tetragnatha elongata

  90. Long-jawed Orb Weaver Spider

    Tetragnatha sp.

  91. Leafy Cobweb Weaver Spider

    Theridion frondeum

  92. Spotted Yellow Cobweb Weaver Spider

    Theridion pictipes

  93. Female Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  94. Male Wodland Jumpiing Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  95. Male Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  96. Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  97. Crab Spider

    Tmarus angulatus

  98. Crab Spider

    Tmarus angulatus

  99. Bullheaded Sac Spider

    Trachelas tranquillus