Category Archives: Spider

Misty Mornings

The polar vortex up north has brought SW Florida some foggy mornings.  Not usually good for a photographer.  Looking out across the canal if was difficult to any detail at 100 yards even with the sun well above the horizon. … Continue reading

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Sub Rosa

I was looking at one of our roses yesterday and discovered a flower spider (Thomisadae) hiding in a rose.  These maintain an anchor line but don’t spin a web to capture prey as other spiders do.  It lurks between the … Continue reading

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Some leftover birds and a spider

From time to time I take an interesting shot and throw it into a directory where I put images I want to write a blog post about.  But, sometimes I don’t get around to it and some of these may … Continue reading

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A couple of spiders from Ponce Park

While hanging around waiting for the GBH to do something active, I started looking in the Sea Grape below the nest.  There was a large chaotic spider web there and after looking around a bit I found the spider that … Continue reading

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Palm Beach County Nature Centers – Hypoluxo Scrub

This was the park I used as the terminus of my morning walk.  The days are getting shorter so it was fairly dark when I arrived.  The Hypoluxo Scrub Park provides both paved and sand trails for exploration and would … Continue reading

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Six-spotted Fishing Spider – Dolomedes triton

Just a quick post. I found this nice specimen of a fishing spider at Audubon-Pennington park in Port Charlotte. Apparently this species goes through a brown phase and a black and grey phase. I’ll keep an eye out for the … Continue reading

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Thomisadae – Crab Spiders

The comment on the post below, from Chatou11, reminded of how much I enjoy finding and watching the Thomisadae which are one of the spider species commonly referred to as Crab Spiders or Flower Crab Spiders because of their hunting … Continue reading

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