Category: Arachnids

Neoscona domiciliorum, 08 September 2013

Neoscona domiciliorum, the Red-femured spotted orbweaver; Volusia county, Florida (08 September 2013). Orbweavers are fantastic. The little ones rock, the big ones rule. This is one of the larger ones, the Red-femured spotted orbweaver. They have a propensity for spinning a fairly large web… Continue Reading “Neoscona domiciliorum, 08 September 2013”

Gasteracantha cancriformis, 11 July 2015

Gasteracantha cancriformis, the Spinybacked orbweaver; Volusia county, Florida (11 July 2015). The Spinybacked orbweaver is a very small species commonly encountered throughout Florida and elsewhere across its range (from the Southeastern United States through Central American and much of South America). This is a… Continue Reading “Gasteracantha cancriformis, 11 July 2015”

Verrucosa arenata, 09 May 2015

Verrucosa arenata, the Arrowhead orbweaver; Volusia county, Florida (09 May 2015). I’ve never managed get a great photograph of an Arrowhead orbweaver, but this one is clear enough for me. It was a good moment, a good experience. As for this species, the Arrowhead… Continue Reading “Verrucosa arenata, 09 May 2015”

Lyssomanes viridis, 20 April 2020

Lyssomanes viridis, the Magnolia green jumping spider; Volusia county, Florida (20 April 2020). Oh, yeah, I do love some solid arachnid action, and the Magnolia green jumping spider absolutely delivers. With its brilliant greens and overall agility, this is always a fun species to… Continue Reading “Lyssomanes viridis, 20 April 2020”

Dolomedes albineus, 29 June 2019

Dolomedes albineus, the White-banded fishing spider; Volusia county, Florida (29 June 2019). Ranging throughout much of the eastern half of the United States, the White-banded fishing spider is an apt and able hunter. They tend to hang out near creeks and small streams, hunting… Continue Reading “Dolomedes albineus, 29 June 2019”

Heteropoda venatoria, 27 June 2014

Heteropoda venatoria, the Pantropical huntsman spider; Lake county, Florida (27 June 2014). The Pantropical huntsman spider is, at this point, a global species. Perhaps native to southeastern Asia (I’m not entirely sure), it’s now very well established throughout most of the Floridian peninsula. This… Continue Reading “Heteropoda venatoria, 27 June 2014”

Anasaitis canosa, 02 September 2012

Anasaitis canosa, the Twinflagged jumping spider; Lowndes county, Georgia (02 September 2012). A wee scamper, this Twinflagged jumping spider made me work hard to get this shot — the clearest I could manage. The spider kept darting left and right, forward and back —… Continue Reading “Anasaitis canosa, 02 September 2012”