critters for Don

JasonJason MemberPosts: 33 Member
These are a few that were hanging around the house.

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  • Don NewtonDon Newton Senior Member Posts: 431 Senior Member
    Jason wrote: »
    These are a few that were hanging around the house.

    P9260020.jpg P9260018.jpg Argiope aurantia, golden garden spider


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    Stagmomantis carolina, preying mantis

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    Walking stick, not enough detail to tell, but I would hazard ... back in a bit. I take that back!
    It is a thread-legged assassin bug, Emesaya sp. : http://bugguide.net/node/view/225569/bgpage.
    The thread legs I've encountered in THE BARK YARD :eek: are a tenth the size of your critter and probably smaller.
  • JasonJason Member Posts: 33 Member
    check out this nasty B...

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  • Don NewtonDon Newton Senior Member Posts: 431 Senior Member
    Amazing how some of the deadliest critters on earth have some beauty to them. Were spiders not so alien in form and habit, they would be quite well accepted in polite society. I've made a concious effort to get to know them, at least the ones in my neighborhood. Quite pleasant they are. And spectacular some are! Fear of fangs, most obvious, is no match for the piercing mouth parts of a mosquito - and the mosquito "bite" has more deadly consequences. I do not, however, want spiders crawling on me unless we are on a first-name basis.

    Hmmm ... we need to have a spider-of-the-year contest. Check out the Lodge next week

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