Sunday, August 2, 2020

Itsy Bitsy Spiders

A spider that is easy to identify - I typed 'black spider white dot' into a Google search, and came up right away with Phiddipus audax, the daring jumping spider, common to the Northeast. This little rascal has been hanging around for a few days now, preying on the insects attracted to my Virginia Creeper and Virgin's Bower.

A Spotted Fishing Spider (Dolomedes triton) amid the mish-mash of leaves and plant roots washed up at the water's edge after a weekend of boat traffic. This one appears to have captured a dragonfly for a meal in the shallows, perhaps soon after its emergence ... (It looks as if there's an exoskeleton to the right of the spider, but it may not be connected).


Shelley Burbank said...

Exploring the ecosystem near your home seems to really inspire you! Fascinating critters. But I wouldn’t want one crawling on me, ­čśé

Debbie said...

Yes, nature is definitely a lifeline for me - don't know how I'd function without it.