Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spineybacked Orb Weaver

This spider looks like some kind of medieval tool.

It looks as though I have it staked out on a sheet of paper…but it’s in a web with the white of the boat as background and you can’t see it.024cs

This is the underside, and you can see parts of it’s web. This one is near the bottom of the boat with the black bottom paint in the background and it shows off the web.


Here’s one walking on the boat trailer.


There are several on and around the boat….outside….thank God. I don’t really like spiders….love to watch them build web…but coming inside my living space …be it boat or camper…..they are an endangered species.

The day after I took these pictures I found 2 Honey Bees trapped in it’s web. I was surprised the web was that strong for such a small spider. I’ve since removed all the webs. They’ll have to build elsewhere.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Long-tailed Skipper

This Long-tailed Skipper was determined to have it’s picture taken.


Looks like one of it’s tails is missing and the blue was much more striking with the sun hitting it.

They have such big beautiful eyes.

Because of their small size most people never really look at them.



Thursday, November 3, 2011

OK…..what is it?

It was sitting on one of the white plastic chairs on my back deck by the stack of firewood.


Very unique looking.


I checked all the grasshoppers and kin on the bug guide. I can’t find anything with that pointed face.


And the other end is different too..


If you know what it is…please let me know.