Posts Tagged: black widow spider
Arachnid Alert! 'Powerhouse' of Arachnologists to Greet Public at Bohart Museum Open House
Arachnid alert! A free, public open house on “Eight-Legged Encounters,” featuring spiders and other arachnids, promises to be one of the...
Professor Eileen Hebets of the School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, is the co-host of the Bohart Museum open house. (Photo by Craig Chandler, University Communication, University of Nebraska)
These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."
A black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Spider Alert! Guess Who's Coming to UC Davis?
Spider alert! If you dislike spiders, you might want to check out the political scene (probably not!), the almond pollination season (yes, it's...
A jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A black widow spider protecting her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A banded garden spider checking out its surroundings. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A garden spider lying in wait for prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
About Those Black Widow Spiders...
A reader asks: Does the UC Davis Bohart Museum of Entomology have a fact sheet on black widow spiders? Yes! It's among dozens of fact...
A black widow spider juggles two egg sacs that she deposited on the lip of a swimming pool in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
There's a Black Widow Spider in the Parade!
The venomous black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus) is usually found in and around wood piles, beneath stones and rubble, and in cluttered areas...
UC Davis Entomology Club members with the black widow spider float are (from left) Darian Dungey, James Fong, Chloe Shott (partially shown), Ben Maples (partially shown) James Heydon, Maia Lundy, Diego Rivera. Lundy is the president of the club. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
UC Davis Entomology Club members "walk" the black widow spider in the UC Davis Picnic Day Parade. From left are Eliza Litsey, Ben Maples (in spider abdomen), Chloe Shott (in spider cephalothorax), Darian Dungey (holding sign), James Heydon, James Fong (in bee costume), Crystal Homicz, and Diego Rivera. (Photo by Melissa Cruz)
Following the parade, the black widow spider was showcased in front of Briggs Hall, home of the UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A young child stares at the black widow spider in front of Briggs Hall, UC Davis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These Girls Could Make or Break Your Halloween!
This just in for Halloween! Ever seen a false black widow spider? Commonly known as the cupboard spider, it's a semi-cosmopolitan spider...
This is a female false black widow, Steatoda grossa, photographed in Davis, Calif. and released. (Photo by Adrienne Austin-Shapiro)
This is a female black widow spider (Latrodectus), straddling her egg cases. This image was taken in Vacaville, Calif. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)