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Bumble Bees and Spiders Don't Mix?

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble bees and spiders don't mix, you say? Well, they will at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26. The family-centered event, free and open to the public, takes place in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge...

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Spiders and Spiders, Oh, My!

A jumping spider ready to jump. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Odds are that Justin Timberlake won't be there. Neither will J. K. Rowling, author of the wildly popular Harry Potter series of books. They hate spiders. In fact, by all accounts, they have arachnophobia, an intense fear of spiders that affects some...

A jumping spider ready to jump. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider ready to jump. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider ready to jump. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The eyes have it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The eyes have it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The eyes have it. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Why Spiders Are Not Insects

A jumping spider on a pink rose soaks in some sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's almost time for Halloween, when all self-respecting little ghosts, goblins and ghouls take a special interest in spiders.  We saw this little jumping spider (below) on a pink rose. It doesn't look like it could scare anything--except for maybe...

A jumping spider on a pink rose soaks in some sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider on a pink rose soaks in some sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider on a pink rose soaks in some sun. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider weaving a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Garden spider weaving a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider weaving a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black widow spider with egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Black widow spider with egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Black widow spider with egg sacs. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:37 PM

It's the Nature of Things

Orbweaver eating its wrapped prey, a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The thing about predators and prey is that it's the nature of things.  Take spiders. The many different species have different methods of catching, killing, confining and eating their prey. Have you ever seen an orbweaver snare a honey bee in its...

Orbweaver eating its wrapped prey, a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Orbweaver eating its wrapped prey, a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Orbweaver eating its wrapped prey, a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two spiders ganging up on a honey bee. One is administering a fatal bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Two spiders ganging up on a honey bee. One is administering a fatal bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Two spiders ganging up on a honey bee. A cellar spider (Holocnemus) is administering a fatal bite. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

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