Friday, September 30, 2011

Brown and Tan Crab Spider

Pictured is a brown and tan crab spider. Found this crab spider on the ground mix in the ground. Crab spiders are masters at camouflage. The crab spiders blend in very well and are sometimes hard to see.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Orange and Black Jumping Spider

Pictured is an orange and black jumping spider on a leaf. This jumping spider was small as it was only around 1/2 inch long.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Camel Spider

Well pictured is the famous camel spider known by many different names. Also known as the sun scorpion and wind scorpion. I found this camel spider in my backyard 2 years ago. This camel spider was a major pain to photograph. This spider was only around 1 inch long but it was extremely fast! I had to chase this spider around to photograph it. Here in New Mexico, USA I find these around once per year. Since they are somewhat difficult to photograph, I do not get that many good pictures of camel spiders.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dark Green Tarantula Spider

Pictured is my dark green pink toe tarantula spider a couple of days after it molted. After the tarantula spider molted the hair looks very shinny.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Black Widow Spider

Picture of the famous black widow spider. This black widow spider has a red and white striped on the back. This photo was taken a few years ago. This year I have found 5 black widow females in my front yard this year. The black widows I found this year have been around 1/2 inch to 1 inch long. I have never had a spider bite me and I hope the black widow spiders do not make it into my house.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Orange Horned Orb Spider

Pictured is of a orange horned orb spider. This spider weaves beautiful spider webs. This spider was a little large than one inch in size. I have horned orb spiders in my garden usually every year. This photo was taken about 2 years ago. This year I have a brown horned orb spider on my porch, but have been unable to photograph the spider yet, because it has been raining a lot. Since it is fall I hope to find some orange horned spiders this year. Orange horned spiders are very cool looking.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gray Wolf Spider

Picture of a gray wolf spider sometimes called a ground spider. Here in New Mexico, USA there are a lot of wolf spiders. Most range in size from 1/2 inch to 1 inch in size. This wolf spider pictured was around 1 inch. Wolf spiders are a little difficult for me to photograph, as they are fast and do not stay still for long periods.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bright Yellow Crab Spider

Picture of a yellow crab spider on a flower petal. I find many crab spiders on my flowers in my garden. Sometimes the crab spiders are hard to spot, as they are many times the same color as the flower. This crab spider was small at only around a 1/2 inch long.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Brown Backed Jumping Spider

Pictured is a brown backed jumping spider from my flower garden. This jumping spider was around one inch long. Jumping spiders are one of my favorite spiders to photograph.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Black African Scorpion

Pictured is a very large black emperor scorpion. I purchased this scorpion around a year ago. It is very large at around 5-6 inches long when flat.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dark Green Tarantula Spider

Pictured is a pink toe tarantula spider. The tarantula has dark green hair. I have had this tarantula for around 2 years.

Monday, September 19, 2011

White and Brown Western Widow Spider

Picture of a western male white and brown spider. These spiders are usually very small. Most of the western males I find in my front yard are around a 1/2 inch long.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Red Sow Bug Killer Spider

Above is a red sow bug killer spider. These spiders feed on sow bugs also known as pill bugs and rolly pollies. These spiders are very common. I have many of these spiders in my garden. The spider pictured was around 3/4 inch long.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Brown Crab Spider

Picture of a brown crab spider. Crab spiders are very common here in New Mexico. I find crab spiders all over my garden. Usually I find them on or around the flowers or garden plants. This brown spider was found in the middle of my driveway

Black and Brown Spider

Pictured is a brown and black spider. This spider was around 3/4 inch long. It was crawling on the ground with rotting leaves.

Brown and Tan Widow Spider

Picture of a male brown and tan widow spider walking on a stick. I found this spider in my backyard while gardening. The spider was around one inch long.