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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. Ant Mimic Jumping Spider

    Sarinda hentzi

  2. Spitting Spider

    Scytodes thoracica

  3. Spitting Spider with Eggs

    Scytodes thoracica

  4. Ground Spider

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

  5. Long-jawed Orb Weaver Spider

    Tetragnatha elongata

  6. Long-jawed Orb Weaver Spider

    Tetragnatha sp.

  7. Leafy Cobweb Weaver Spider

    Theridion frondeum

  8. Spotted Yellow Cobweb Weaver Spider

    Theridion pictipes

  9. Female Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  10. Male Wodland Jumpiing Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  11. Male Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  12. Woodland Jumping Spider

    Thiodina sylvana

  13. Crab Spider

    Tmarus angulatus

  14. Crab Spider

    Tmarus angulatus

  15. Bullheaded Sac Spider

    Trachelas tranquillus

  16. Featherlegged Orbweaver Spider

    Uloborus glomosus

  17. Featherlegged Orbweaver Spider

    Uloborus glomosus

  18. Audouin's Trap-door Spider

    Ummidia audouini

  19. Triangulate Orbweaver

    Verrucosa arenata

  20. Ghost Spider

    Wulfila sp.
    Note the long front legs.

  21. Ground Crab Spider

    Xysticus sp.
    Female guards her eggs.