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Some backyard critters

Discussion in 'Field Trips (Natural Habitats)' started by moricollins, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. moricollins

    moricollins Arachnoking Old Timer

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    Biggest jumper I've found locally (about 1" in size):

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    Steatoda sp. ?

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    Looks like Araneus trifolium (found several females with egg sacks on the side of our shed):

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    Pill bugs on an old rail road tie:

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    Ants scavenging a dead cricket:

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    beetle i found dead at work:

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    Mori
     
  2. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    Cool Mori.

    That jumper, I believe, is Salticus scenicus which is not native to canada but came over from Europe. I think. :)
     
  3. lpw

    lpw Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Actually, I believe it's Phidippus audax, always a welcome visitor in my yard...
     
  4. Sheri

    Sheri Arachnoking

    Interesting!

    I will have to doublecheck the species I have here that looks similar. :)