Friday, July 1, 2011

Macro Friday- A Walk in the Yard











Most of what I photograph is within a quarter of a mile of my house, unless otherwise noted. This time, all of the photographs were taken literally in my front or back yard.

This male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) appeared to be drinking water off the gravel of my drivaway after a rain.

This Leaf Footed Bug (Acanthocephala terminalis) was enjoying my deck.

Yes, I love a good mushroom photograph. I wish I knew what kind it is, but I don't.

An adorable grasshopper nymph on a red clover leaf.


After turing over a board I discovered this
Common Earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris).


I also found a female spider with her egg sac.




Spider photos to follow!






Arachnophobes proceed no further!
















Unfortunately, I was unable to determine what kind of spider she is.


She looks similar to a Rabid Wolf Spider (Rabidosa rabida),

but she also resembles a Fishing Spider (Dolomedes okefinokensis).

If I can find her again and if her babies have hatched and if they are riding on her abdomen, she is a Wolf Spider. That is a strangly maternal behavior unique to Wolf Spiders.

As always, you can click on any of the photos for a closer look.



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to link up your own Macro Friday post!

-Susan

5 comments:

  1. Some of these bugs give me the heeby geebies but you really did a great job capturing them.

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  2. love the leaf bug shot! and wolf spiders are rather neat to me! :)

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  3. I love the mushroom photo! I had some in my yard but forgot to take pics before they got mowed down. That butterfly is really pretty too. Great photos and it's nice that you found them all in your own yard!

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  4. Really great macro shots!!
    Have a great weekend!! :)

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  5. excellent work... those spider pictures rock!

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