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).







2 comments:

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

Deb said...

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