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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. Orchard Orbweaver Spider

    Leucauge venusta

  2. Magnolia Jumping Spider

    Lyssomanes viridis

  3. Male and Female Golden Silk Orbweavers

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

  4. Lined Orbweaver

    Mangora gibberosa

  5. Lined Orb Weaver Spider

    Mangora gibberosa

  6. Swift Crab Spider

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

  7. Basilica Orb Weaver Spider

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

  8. Gray Wall Jumper

    Menemerus bivittatus

  9. Male Spined Micrathena

    Micrathena gracilis

  10. Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider

    Micrathena sagittata

  11. Arrow-shaped Micrathena Spider

    Micrathena sagittata

  12. Male Whitebanded Crab Spider

    Misumenoides formosipes

  13. White-banded Crab Spider

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

  14. White-banded Crab Spider

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

  15. Swift Crab Spider

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

  16. Crab Spider

    Misumessus oblongus

  17. Torreya Waferlid Trap-door Spider

    Myrmekiaphila torreya

  18. Spotted Orb Weaver Spider

    Neoscona crucifera

  19. Spotted Orb Weaver Spider

    Neoscona domiciliorum

  20. Golden Silk Orb Weaver Spider

    Nephila clavipes

  21. Golden Silk Orb Weaver

    Nephila clavipes