Category: Arachnids

The Orchard Orbweaver, 07 May 2014

Leucauge venusta, the Orchard orbweaver; Flagler county, Florida (07 May 2014). Perhaps now Leucauge argyrobapta. The Orchard orbweaver, Leucauge venusta, is a fairly nifty (and utterly harmless-to-humans) arachnid traditionally listed as ranging throughout much of North, Central, and South America. In Florida, they are most certainly…

The Six-spotted Fishing Spider, 01 March 2012

Dolomedes triton, the Six-spotted fishing spider; Lowndes county, Georgia (01 March 2012). Ranging across much of North America (including portions of Canada and Mexico), the Six-spotted fishing spider, Dolomedes triton, is an elegant and agile little arachnid. This species is adapted to essentially living…

The Southern House Spider, 21 October 2017

Kukulcania hibernalis, the Southern house spider; Marion county, Florida (21 October 2017). I feel like I might be blowing an opportunity by posting this today because I really should post it in October, right? For Halloween? People just love spiders on Halloween. Featured here are…

A Wolf spider with Babies, 20 April 2014

Hogna lenta, the Lenta wolf spider; Lake county, Florida (20 April 2014). Ah, babies. What would you do to protect your babies? Yes, this is a Hogna lenta wolf spider trekking about the suburban jungles of Lake county, Florida, with a pack full of…