Stop Bugging Me III

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    • #424241
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      A throw down for insect life in general.

    • #424242
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Surveying the dinner Table.

    • #424248
      Tom M
      Participant

      Nice sharp photo,Robert…

       

    • #424253
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Wow, love it Robert! Never seen these before, butterfly or moth?

      • #424261
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Thanks Diane, it is a Salt Marsh Moth caterpillar.

    • #424265
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Just before the little Bastard bit me.
      AKA
      Moments before Death

      • #424351
        Preston
        Participant

        Haha! Better call up Kenny Loggins because that fly’s in the DANGER ZONE!!

    • #424266
      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Another critter , I swear he landed on my arm, but it’s got no wings.

      • #424357
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Anybody know what this is, I can’t seem to ID it.

    • #424274

      fly-2

      • #424335
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        It never ceases to amaze me how hairy flies are.

      • #424344
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Also amazes me how cool looking ordinary flies are up close.  Nice one Rob.

    • #424311
      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Crab spider contemplating his chances.

      • #424337
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice one Dave, did he try it?

        • #424340
          Dave Watkins
          Participant

          Thanks Robert. Not while I was there. Maybe he thought he’d be at a disadvantage with one leg missing. 🙂

    • #424338
      P71
      Participant

      Common House Spider

    • #424350
      Preston
      Participant

      If my identification is correct…the female Black and Yellow Argiope

      • #424353
        Preston
        Participant

        Here she is from the side

      • #424866
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Nice shots Preston, very colorful spider.

      • #424907
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Lovely colours, nice shots Preston.

      • #425171
        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks guys!

    • #424397
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Garden Cross spider

      arachtober 06

      • #424867
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        I like the patterns on this one Diane.

        • #424905
          Tersha
          Keymaster

          We get a lot of these in the garden in autumn, and everyone is different.

    • #424430
      P71
      Participant

      You guys have some awesome spiders .. great patterns and sizes.

      Pond skater

      • #424868
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Love these guys Patrick, when we were kids we used to catch them and put them in a large watering bowl full of water, then we would dribble soap in until it broke the tension of the waters surface and they would sink. Countless hours of fun with chemistry.

    • #424906
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      another Garden cross spider …

      Arachtober 25

    • #424996
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Some sort of Shield Bug I believe?

      • #425188
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Definately looks like it is from the true bug family.

    • #425162
      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Garden Critter. A Huntsman (I think)?

      • #425172
        Preston
        Participant

        Gorgeous Graham.  I love the water drops on it!

      • #425189
        Robert Apple
        Moderator

        Is that one of those giant Austrailian spiders I have heard about.

        • #425697
          Graham Hart
          Participant

          It is a pretty big bugger that’s for sure. The wife thought it might be a Wolf Spider so I did a Google image search and sure enough, it came up with Wolf Spider. They look very similar to a Huntsman but finding it in the garden should have given it away because Huntsman spiders are usually found inside the home.

          I once caught and released a spider about 1.5 times bigger than this one which had found its way onto a bus I was driving. A passenger approached me to let me know it was hovering above one of the seats. When I saw it I nearly crapped my pants! Must have been a tarantula ‘cos I’ve never seen one as big before or since. Very carefully, I wrangled it into a discarded Hungry Jacks disposable drink container with a piece of paper over the top and then released it onto a grass verge outside the bus. When I got back on the bus I received a round of applause from the passengers which made my day.

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