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A male nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira) lying in wait on the wall of my shed, directly under the floodlight.
Happy Arachtober!

A male nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira) lying in wait on the wall of my shed, directly under the floodlight.

Happy Arachtober!

What camera do you use? (Sory if you answered this question already, I went through the archive and didn't find anything.) I love your blog! ♥

Anonymous

Thanks for the bug love :-)

I use a Canon Powershot S5 with with Raynox DCR-250 macro lens attachment. And a styrofoam bowl around the lens as a cheapo flash diffuser like this one :-).

OH HAI!
This cute little sawfly larva would like to thank all of you - Bug of the Day just reached 2400 followers!

OH HAI!

This cute little sawfly larva would like to thank all of you - Bug of the Day just reached 2400 followers!

A shy crab spider hides around the other side of a milkweed leaf.Happy Arachtober 19th!

A shy crab spider hides around the other side of a milkweed leaf.

Happy Arachtober 19th!

Nice chelicerae!

(Happy Arachtober!)

Nice chelicerae!

(Happy Arachtober!)

NOM NOM NOM *slurp*Happy Arachtober!

NOM NOM NOM *slurp*

Happy Arachtober!

Was really annoyed to find this blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis, formerly called “deer ticks”) crawling up the leg of my jeans while I was walking in the woods last Friday. I figured the least it could do was pose for an Arachtober shot before I sent it to an early grave…

Was really annoyed to find this blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis, formerly called “deer ticks”) crawling up the leg of my jeans while I was walking in the woods last Friday. I figured the least it could do was pose for an Arachtober shot before I sent it to an early grave…

Oct 9

I went to bed after looking at a spider photo of yours and dreamt of being surrounded by spiders, unable to move. The next morning my sister was visited by a spider, unable to move because she was on toilet. I thought it was strange and enough for a good laugh.

Anonymous

Ooh, I feel very powerful! ;-)

Oct 9
Found this cellar spider (Pholcus sp.) slumming it on the side of my shed. Or maybe she was just craving a little bit of the nightlife and decided to sneak outside or something…
Happy Arachtober!

Found this cellar spider (Pholcus sp.) slumming it on the side of my shed. Or maybe she was just craving a little bit of the nightlife and decided to sneak outside or something…

Happy Arachtober!

Oct 7
A dark wolf spider (Trochosa sp.) I found on the foundation of my house last May. Did I get close enough for ya? ;-)
(Happy Arachtober!)

A dark wolf spider (Trochosa sp.) I found on the foundation of my house last May. Did I get close enough for ya? ;-)

(Happy Arachtober!)