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Old 03-10-2011, 05:44 PM   #11
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I've got a wolf! (Located in the previous post)
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This one was living inside the shaft of vintage paddle wheel built across a small river.
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Hopefully.... This shows some of the bumpy texture upon its back. (Low lighting)
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:08 PM   #12
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And again, an eye for the smallest detail!
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:34 AM   #13
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I've got a wolf! (Located in the previous post)
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This one was living inside the shaft of vintage paddle wheel built across a small river.
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Hopefully.... This shows some of the bumpy texture upon its back. (Low lighting)
This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus. There are several species that can have this general color pattern.
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Old 03-11-2011, 09:02 AM   #14
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Isn't she a beauty!
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Simply astounding, how she blends into the surroundings.
I've seen others like her, always.... situated on pink flowers.
Makes one wonder if spiders can see color.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:31 AM   #15
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Isn't she a beauty!
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Simply astounding, how she blends into the surroundings.
I've seen others like her, always.... situated on pink flowers.
Makes one wonder if spiders can see color.
This is a goldenrod crab spider, Misumena vatia (family Thomisidae). This is a very common and widespread species, and they are able to change their color somewhat to blend in with their surroundings. However, this process takes place slowly, over a period of days, unlike quick-change artists like chameleons - See Misumena vatia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for detailed information.
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Old 03-11-2011, 11:47 AM   #16
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I'll be on the lookout for the goldenrod crab spider in its coat of yellow come fall.
They look fairly similar to the six spotted spider we learned about in the first and third photo in post#2 but carry their two front legs differently.
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Old 03-14-2011, 12:52 PM   #17
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Previously identified by Suunto as an "Immature six-spotted fishing spider, Dolomedes triton"
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A couple of....
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not so clears.
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Identifiable?
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Old 03-15-2011, 07:32 AM   #18
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Previously identified by Suunto as an "Immature six-spotted fishing spider, Dolomedes triton"
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A couple of....
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not so clears.
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Nos. two and three are orb weavers (family Araneidae); no. two appearing to be an immature female in the genus Araneus, but I cannot see enough detail on no.three th attempt further identification. The fourth one appears to be a cellar spider (Pholcus sp. in the family Pholcidae) - see Pholcus phalangioides photo - Tom Murray photos at pbase.com for a dorsal view. All of these spiders are harmless to humans.
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:20 AM   #19
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Cellar spiders....
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These spiders all have some venom, but not strong enough to do any harm to a human, only enough to kill a small insect.
I was wondering why you happened to mention they were harmless to humans. I hadn't known about their venom!
The cellar spiders have quite the spread...making them appear quite large. Are they drawn to damp places?
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I almost stuck my face right into this one!
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Holey Moley....
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Wouldn't THAT have been a fine sticky predicament.
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