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    critters for Don

    These are a few that were hanging around the house.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason View Post
    These are a few that were hanging around the house.

    Argiope aurantia, golden garden spider



    Stagmomantis carolina, preying mantis

    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 are a tenth the size of your critter and probably smaller.
    Last edited by Don Newton; 10-03-2011 at 01:29 AM.

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    check out this nasty B...




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    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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