The following is a list of all entries from the Spiders category.
Carolina Wolf Spider Hogna carolinensis The Carolina Wolf Spider is one of the largest species of wolf spiders in North America. But enough about this lady herself, this post is all about the miracle of motherhood and wolf spiders do it somethin’ special.
Rabidosa rabida Holy Rabid Wolf Spider Carnage! This was a sad sad site indeed. But I promise – I didn’t kill it! I found him dead and dried up on my front porch last summer. But if he could have stretched his legs out he would have been impressive indeed.
Argiope aurantia This spider has many aliases. Some of them include: Golden Orb Weaver, Yellow Garden Spider, Yellow Orb Weaver, Writing Spider, Black & Yellow Argiope, and the Corn Spider. I called her “Awesome”. The top spider lived on our front porch (Holly Springs, NC) for a few weeks. The bottom spider made it’s home [...]
Neoscona crucifera or Araneus cavaticus So here’s the thing – this was gross. Really gross. And really awesome. And right in our front yard. I still haven’t quite figured out what sort of spider she is beyond an orb weaver. I’m leaning toward the first identification.
Phidippus mystaceus But we called her Franklin, which is somewhat unfortunate that she got a boy name before I realized she was a +ahem+, she. She was found hanging around outside of my office by a coworker in Cary, NC. I scooped her up, took him home and got a few photographs before letting her [...]