Tag Archives: Salticidae

Is it just me…

…or does this jumping spider look like it’s driving a truck, with its left hand on the wheel and its right arm dangling lazily out the window? It had taken up residence in a dragonfly naiad’s shed skin along the … Continue reading

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Silk on Stink Bug Eggs

Last week I got an email from a reader named Kelly in Brazil, asking if I could help unravel the mystery of these stink bug eggs (Pentatomidae) covered with silk: I was at a loss, and simply responded: “Interesting find… I’m … Continue reading

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Magnolia Green Jumper

Another fancy bug from Florida… This magnolia green jumper (Salticidae: Lyssomanes viridis) was more concerned with crunching some tasty red morsel into a pulp than with running away from my lens, so I managed some decent shots: There’s something a … Continue reading

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Arizona Bugs, part 2

If I had to pick a favorite spot out of all the places we explored on our two-and-a-half-month road trip last fall, it would be Madera Canyon in southern Arizona.  The scenery there isn’t particularly eye-catching; in fact, I didn’t … Continue reading

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Adventures in Alabama

(This post turned out to be a bit more long and rambling than I intended.  I won’t be offended if you just skip through and look at the pretty pictures.) It was all going so well until we pulled into … Continue reading

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Halloween Bugs

Two weeks ago on Mary’s Peak in Oregon’s Coast Range, Julia and I found a couple of these caterpillars sporting a striking Halloween color scheme: A quick internet search for “orange and black caterpillar” revealed them to be larvae of … Continue reading

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Dinner Music

This evening while on a walk I paused to look at some milkweed flowers, and an iridescent green jumping spider caught my eye.  She disappeared into the middle of the flower cluster, and as I was trying to figure out … Continue reading

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