Sunday, September 19, 2010


It's an arachnid! *hee hee hee*

A friend was recently fussing (in fun--she's a fellow naturalist) that I was getting a little buggy on this blog. (I have to save the cats for those times when I have absolutely nothing else to blog about!) So today I give you a spider:

Notice the posture: legs tucked together and back like a crab. That tells me "crab spider" and crab spider is as far as I'll go. Last time some of us tried to ID a crab spider, we gave up when the spider id book mentioned dozens of species of crab spiders but only showed photos of a few...

::Ew. I really must stop taking macro shots of spiders; it's ruining my enjoyment of the fascinating creatures.::