Monday, July 24, 2017

Jul 23, 2017 Upper Hillsborough Tract

July 23, 2017:   Upper Hillsborough Tract (Southwest Water Management District)
Lots of interesting spiders near the parking lot - a result of "edge effect". Two jumpers that were non-cooperative.  Cabbage Palm fronds seemed to harbor many different flavors of spiders.

Argiope aurantia (juvenile)

Juvenile Nephila clavipes with breakfast 

Agelenopsis sp.

Broad-faced Sac Spider: Trachelas tranquillus

Argiope aurantia (juvenile)

Nephila clavipes with something similar to a robber fly

Micrathena sagittata 

A fluffy moth? with hiden eyes

Nephila clavipes in a wet web (mist sprayed on her web)

Leucauge venusta

Juvenile Argiope aurantia

Juvenile Argiope aurantia after spraying a water mist


Larinia directa

Red Necked Caterpillar (Datana ministra)

Probably an adult Argiope trifasciata

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