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Partridge Pea With Matching Spider With Prey
Crab Spider
Thomisidae
(Family)
Partridge Pea
Chamaecrista fasciculata
(Species)
I have two frames of the spider with no bee then, suddenly, the spider is on a different petal with the bee. Clever of the spider to match the colors of the flower. Note that this is actually a composite of two images. I had two almost identical frames. In one the spider was in fairly good focus and another the head of the bee was in focus. Neither image was very pleasing so I took the head of the bee from one and placed it in the other resulting in a nice image. One way to deal with depth of field. If anyone knows this spider please let me know. Have the word 'photo' in the subject line.
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White Spider On Tennessee Coneflower
Whitebanded Crab Spider
Misumenoides formosipes
(Species)
Tennessee Coneflower
Echinacea tennesseensis
(Species)
The flower that this spider seems to be guarding was considered extinct in the 1960s. It has been rediscovered and re- planted in many areas. It is found only in the cedar glades of the central basin of Tennessee. This photo was taken in the largest know natural population of the species at Tennessee's Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area.
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Life On A Flower, Spider With Prey and Snail On Coneflower
Snail
Gastropoda
(Class)
Tennessee Coneflower
Echinacea tennesseensis
(Species)
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Arrow- Shaped Micrathena Spider
Arrow-Shaped Micrathena
Micrathena sagittata
(Species)
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Kiss Of Death/Life, Argiope Spider With Cicada
Annual Cicada
Tibicen sp.
(Genus)
Black & Yellow Argiope
Argiope aurantia
(Species)
The Cicada is larger than the spider and the web was almost destroyed by the battle but you can see who won.
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Dew Covered Web
Spider
Arachnid
(Class)
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Spider On Spiral Tendril

Neriene Spp.
(Genus)
What prey could this spider hope to find in the middle of January? Maybe just getting ready for spring.
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Lined Orbweaver, Mangora gibberosa (Subject is 3mm long.)
Lined Orbweaver
Mangora gibberosa
(Species)
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Harvestman On Leaf
Harvestmen - AKA Daddy-longlegs
Opiliones
(Order)
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Jumping Spider Portrait, Phidippus cardinalis - Female
Jumping Spider
Phidippus cardinalis - Female
(Species)
Only when the sun was behind the scattered clouds was the light soft enough for good shots of this tiny animal.
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Flower Spider On Fleabane
Flower Spider
Misumenops spp.
(Genus)
Philadelphia Fleabane
Erigeron philadelphicus
(Species)
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