Female Amethyst Sunbird Benji on the front wall. Our resident Garden Orb Weaver. Hasn’t moved since she established her web among the lavender. Milkweed Locust. Mané – ”Did you see that?” Painted Lady Mr & Mrs. Flycatcher Ark
Social Distancing. Perched on top of this lavender stem a solitary female flower crab spider awaits some luckless fly or bee to buzz by. Photographed 27/04/2020 Ark. With thanks to Becky for the challenge.
Garden Orb Weaver after first moult – Topside. 25/4/2020 Ark.
Crab Spider. Back Garden, this afternoon. Ark.
Garden Orb Spider. First time I have encountered this species in the garden. What a treat! Underside. Ark.
Tiny hairy field spider photographed this afternoon using a cellphone as my Canon is currently on the blink. Photo credit: Ems. As we are all about to fully batten down the hatches, I’ll dedicate this to my missus and all you hooligans out there. Ark.
Recently rescued rain spider. It took almost a week for the wasp venom to wear off and while there are still signs of paralysis this one seems in better shape than the previous one. He’s taking water, but no food just yet. Good morning! Me and my pal soon after my morning jog. Ems … More International Rescue
Oxytate virens – elongated green crab spider A rare encounter indeed! Another deadly harmless crab spider! 🙂 This little one was among some of the fresh lemon tree leaves I retrieved for the Swallowtail caterpillars this morning. Ark.
Jumping Spider Long Horned Beetle Virgil Kirby’s Dropwing. Fire Tailed Resin Bee Extremely harmless Scorpion Spider (Platyoides walteri) – even to Scottie and Nan. Garden Commodore. These butterflies have a Summer(wet) and a Winter (dry) form. First one I have seen this season. Tiny Lappet Moth caterpillar. Rescued from one of the cats, it is … More Bugs, Birds, Butterflies and Bits n’ Bobs
Tiny Crab Spider on California Poppy. 12/11/19. Ark