Today I returned to Triple Creek - one of my favorite places to look for spiders. No disappointment today - Peucetia viridans, Naphila clavipes, Gasteracantha crancriformis, Phidippus regius, Clyclosa and Mecaphesa celer. A new strategy today. I"m looking carefully in clumps of dog fennel for Peucetia viridans and silk blobs suggesting a Phidippus home. I did not have to venture far from my car to find these little guys. A great day!!
Cyclosa and her attached trash
Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes)
Gasteracantha crancriformis with her web decorations (stabilimenta)
Mecaphesa celer (crab spider) hiding in a daisy
Finally I have a decent photo of Argyrodes nephilae harvesting golden silk
Is this Argyrodes sp. different from A. nephilae ?
Female Peucetia viridans guarding her eggs
Phidippus audax and her home (white silk region to the right)
Phidippus regius (female). I found this one in a silk house, similar to P. audax. When I opened the silk sac - she had just molted.
Phidippus regius climbing over dog fennel
One of my better photos of Phidippus regius. You can see a reflection of the sky with clouds in her eyes.