This spider is a Western Spotted Orb Weaver (Neoscona oaxacensis). I came upon it as I was strolling through an outdoor Mexican pottery shop in Tubac, Az. Like a zebra, the orb weavers each have their own unique pattern of spots. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
The other day I did my daily morning routine of watering the plants on my patio. Being a more drought tolerant plant than my potted plants, it had been awhile since I had watered the bougainvillea which flanks the wall by my swimming pool, so I headed on over to give it a good soaking. As […]
This little spider is a Green Lynx (Peucetia viridans). I found him crawling around on a plant by a stream in the Santa Rita Mountains of southern Arizona. That I saw him at all is remarkable since, besides the fact that his color blends so perfectly with the plant, he is only 1/4 to 1/2 inch big! […]