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Tough Day for a Tettigoniid on a Tithonia

It was a tough day for a Tettigoniid on a Tithonia. When a katydid (Tettigoniid) encountered a crab spider on a Mexican...

A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider administers a fatal bite on a katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider drags its prey to the edge of the Mexican sunflower. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider, hidden from the world around it, consumes the katydid. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 AM
Tags: crab spider (19), katydid (8), Mexican sunflower (72), predator (25), prey (33), Tettigoniid (1)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

A Crab Spider and a Bee

Oh, the patience of a crab spider. It lies in wait on the Mexican sunflower, Tithonia rotundifola, in the hot sun. It scuttles back and forth,...

A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey.  (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider on a Mexican sunflower is ready to ambush prey. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The crab spider scuttles back and forth. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee, seeking nectar and pollen, lands on the Mexican sunflower, unaware of the predator. It quickly buzzed off. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 4:31 PM
Tags: crab spider (19), honey bee (227), Mexican sunflower (72), predator (25), prey (33), Tithonia rotundifola (15)
Focus Area Tags: Environment, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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)
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)

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,
These images are from Professor Eileen Hebet's slide presentation on her project, "Eight-Legged Encounters."

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 black widow spider cradles her egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
A red femured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, awaits prey in a patch of Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia rotundifola. (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)

Posted on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:38 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources, Yard & Garden

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 jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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 black widow spider protecting her egg sacs. (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 banded garden spider checking out its surroundings. (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 garden spider lying in wait for prey. (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)
A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A crab spider nails a lygus bug. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 3:40 PM
Focus Area Tags: Economic Development, Environment, Innovation, Natural Resources

Purple Reign

Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. Sometimes you can't see the trees for the forest. And sometimes you can't see the spider at all...

A honey bee visiting a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A honey bee visiting a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A honey bee visiting a flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Packing white pollen, a honey bee makes a return visit to the flowering artichoke while she cleans her proboscis (tongue). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Packing white pollen, a honey bee makes a return visit to the flowering artichoke while she cleans her proboscis (tongue). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Packing white pollen, a honey bee makes a return visit to the flowering artichoke while she cleans her proboscis (tongue). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two honey bees are dusted with pollen from the flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two honey bees are dusted with pollen from the flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two honey bees are dusted with pollen from the flowering artichoke. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-ware! A honey bee touches down--nearly on a tiny crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Bee-ware! A honey bee touches down--nearly on a tiny crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bee-ware! A honey bee touches down--nearly on a tiny crab spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 26, 2021 at 5:13 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Environment, Food, Yard & Garden

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