Sunday, February 25, 2007

Cat-faced Spider -- Araneus gemmoides

Wolf Spider sp.

Wolf Spider sp.

Wolf Spider - Hogna

Running Crab Spider - Philodromidae

Ground Crab Spider - Xysticus

Not all crab spiders are this grumpy looking. This male is probably just waiting for a female to come along. :-)

Long-jawed Orbweaver - Tetragnatha

This tiptoeing spider was doing everything possible to catch a breeze and get a free flight to somewhere else.

Asian Jumping Spider - Sitticus fasciger

Jumping Spider sp.

Jumping Spider sp.

Marbled Orbweaver - Araneus marmoreus

Bold Jumping Spider - Phidippus audax

I got a call from my sister who is the produce manager at the local grocery store, saying there was a spider on some grapes that came in. I quickly went and picked it up and thanks to Bugguide I knew it was a docile little jumping spider and that it also eats crickets. Since we were heading to the city, I bought it some and lunch was served.

Goldenrod Crab Spider - Misumena vatia

Orb Weaver sp.

Crab Spider - Bassaniana utahensis

Social Cobweb Weaver sp.