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Spider Alert! Meet a Little Charmer

Spider alert! Spider alert! Some folks request a "spider alert" because they cringe in horror when they see an image of the eight-legged...


"Well, hello there!" A mature male crab spider, likely a Missumessus species (Thomisidae, crab spider) as identified by UC Davis Professor Jason Bond, peers at the camera from his Tithonia post. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Well, hello there!" A mature male crab spider, likely a Missumessus species (Thomisidae, crab spider) as identified by UC Davis Professor Jason Bond, peers at the camera from his Tithonia post. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Hey, I'll pose for a side view." A male crab spider scuttles around on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Hey, I'll pose for a side view." A male crab spider scuttles around on a Mexican sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Is this my best side?" The male crab spider strikes a "pose" for the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Is this my best side?" The male crab spider strikes a "pose" for the camera. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Watch me, I shall do my vanishing act!" The crab spider moves out of the photographer's view. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Watch me, I shall do my vanishing act!" The crab spider moves out of the photographer's view. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 2:17 PM
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Yard & Garden
 
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