Tag Archives: spider

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Ant vs. wasp with a spider in the middle.

Every year I come across a few spider-hunting wasps, but I have yet to see a paralyzed spider actually being pulled into the nest. This time it seemed a sure thing: I first spotted the […]

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A Running Crab Spider — Philodromus histrio

Philodromus histrio is found worldwide across the northern hemisphere, this one was found in our front garden in Edmonton. In Sweden the name is Praktsnabblöpare, translating to “Magnificent Fast Runner”. The only site that carried some of […]

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Hammock Spider, sans hammock.

This may well be my only submission for Arachtober! This is what Gary calls an End-of-the-season-geez-thanks-for-at-least-a-live-arthropod Spider, but hopefully I will have more arthropods to share before the season ends. Pityohyphantes costatus  is a Hammock Spider, […]

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Martagon

One of the more successful plants in our garden are the white Martagon lilies we bought many years ago. They appreciate light shade and do well as a woodland plant. They will self-seed when happy with […]

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Microlinyphia mandibulata (Emerton 1882)

An adult male Microlinyphia mandibulata, previously blogged about at Delicate Linyphiidae. This is a sheet-web weaver (Linyphiidae), so named for the shape of their webs. Four photos of this spider are now up at the gallery. (Photographed […]

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Running Crab Spider, Thanatus sp.

Another upload to the gallery, this time a female Running Crab Spider (Philodromidae), Thanatus sp., possibly T. formicinus. At the time, I wondered about the ‘split’ on the abdomen, and it was only when I […]

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Chillin’ Spider

This laid-back fishing spider (Dolomedes triton), was resting on a floating birch branch at the pond edge at the Jan Janzen Nature Centre. I had to add a tele-extender to my macro lens to get it within […]

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Araneus marmoreus, the (not so) Marbled Orb Weaver

While wandering through the Devonian Botanic Garden last week, I was given an unusual spider to photograph. It was an Araneid that I had not seen before, with a bright white abdomen marked with a dark patch […]

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