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And Along Came a Spider

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If you've been checking out the honey bees foraging on the almonds lately--in between the rains--you might see other critters as well. Like a winter ant. Or a jumping spider. This winter ant, Prenolepis imparis (as identified by ant specialist Brendon...

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Can you see an ant and a spider in this photo of an almond tree? It's a winter ant, Prenolepis imparis and a jumping spider, Salticidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Eyes to eyes: A winter ant, Prenolepis imparis, encounters a jumping spider on an almond branch on a tree off Bee Biology Road, UC Davis. The jumping spider has four pairs of eyes while the ant has one pair. No arthropods were harmed in the making of this photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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