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A Spectacular Spider

A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, dangles from its web. In the background are Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

You may not like spiders. You may have Arachnophobia, a fear of spiders, or maybe you just dislike all spiders. But still, some spiders are spectacular. Stunning. Striking. Take the redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum. It's "endemic to...

A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, dangles from its web. In the background are Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, dangles from its web. In the background are Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A redfemured spotted orbweaver, Neoscona domiciliorum, dangles from its web. In the background are Mexican sunflowers, Tithonia. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 5:32 PM

Pity the Poor Honey Bees

Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Pity the poor honey bees.  They have to contend with pesticides, parasites, pests, diseases,  malnutrition, stress and that mysterious malady called colony collapse disorder in which adult bees abandon the hive, leaving behind the...

Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Freeloader flies, from family Milichiidae, crowd the carcass of a honey bee trapped in a web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 4:56 PM
Tags: Desmometopa (1), freeloader flies (3), honey bee (195), Milichiidae (4), spider (13), web (4)

Acrobatic Spider

A western spotted orb weaver, Neoscona oaxacensis, finishing its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Oh, what serious webs they weave. Perfect concentric circles. Perfect for snagging prey. Perfect for capturing a few photographic images. Orb weavers take on the classic shape popularized by Charlotte the spider in E.B. White's children's book,...

A western spotted orb weaver, Neoscona oaxacensis, finishing its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A western spotted orb weaver, Neoscona oaxacensis, finishing its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A western spotted orb weaver, Neoscona oaxacensis, finishing its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western spotted orb weaver patrolling its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Western spotted orb weaver patrolling its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Western spotted orb weaver patrolling its web. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the round or globular abdomen on this western spotted orb weaver. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Note the round or globular abdomen on this western spotted orb weaver. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Note the round or globular abdomen on this western spotted orb weaver. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Let It Bee

Honey bee is snared in the web of a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it beWhisper words of wisdom, let it be--Paul McCartney  When Paul McCartney of The Beatles wrote "Let It Be," released in 1970, he wasn't writing about honey bees. No, he was actually recounting what his...

Honey bee is snared in the web of a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee is snared in the web of a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee is snared in the web of a garden spider. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee struggles to free herself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee struggles to free herself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee struggles to free herself. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spider edges closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
The spider edges closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The spider edges closer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just as the spider reaches her, the photographer frees the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Just as the spider reaches her, the photographer frees the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Just as the spider reaches her, the photographer frees the bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Tags: catmint (16), garden spider (7), honey bee (195), Nepeta (9), web (4)
 
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