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Old 05-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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rockerBOO, I think that's an Orchard Orbweaver. I recognize it as being quite similar to one I photographed and IDed some time last year.
Species Leucauge venusta - Orchard Orbweaver - BugGuide.Net
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:05 AM   #12
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I think you are right, Bulu. Nice photos, rockerBOO!
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:20 PM   #13
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The new Prius came with a spider. It has been hiding between the windshield glass and frame, inside the car. Roger has seen it, not I.

This one was crawling all over the inside windshield today and I thought is was our free extra. Roger said, "no, the original one is much bigger."

Spiders 2013-p1480392priusspider.jpg Wow! Look at the spots on it! It sure runs around fast!
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Wow, that's a beauty, Sage.
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That is a beautiful spider! Do you think it was a jumping spider? I have seen that kind of abdomen on some of them.

My prius currently has several spiders inside. I put a bunch of plant pots in it to take to the recycle center and left them in the car overnight. I now have semi-permanent guests in my car!
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They seem to like that space between the glass and frame, which you can feel. I hope they like sesame seeds from my daily bagel or Rogers crumbs. Or maybe we should drive through buggy area with the windows open to feed them. What do you think?
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Oh, turttle, it could be a jumpy, but he did run everywhere.
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This guy's vids on YouTube are great! Here's a new one of a Peacock Spider

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They seem to like that space between the glass and frame, which you can feel. I hope they like sesame seeds from my daily bagel or Rogers crumbs. Or maybe we should drive through buggy area with the windows open to feed them. What do you think?
If you leave enough crumbs, you'll attract prey insects. I sit with my window open watching my daughter ride, and that amply fills the car with small flying insects. A better solution than a resident spider for this problem might be not to sit with my windows open or maybe a strip of fly paper. I have one spider who really likes the corner of the drivers door by the side view mirror, so I see him with every glance, and he distracts me by moving around. Silly spider!
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This guy's vids on YouTube are great! Here's a new one of a Peacock Spider

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Awesome video, Sage! Thanks for posting it. Is this a courtship dance, do you think? I liked the way the male held his third pair of legs up in the air and waggled his butt. I have never seen a spider like him.
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