Tag Archives: Spiders

Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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Webnesday (57): House Hopper Helper

Last week I needed to mow the lawn again, so I took the mower out of my shed and, as I was pushing it out to my traditional starting spot, noticed this little fellow hitching a ride, apparently willing to … Continue reading

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Webnesday (56): Crabby Calisthenics

I came across a new spider this past week. We were cleaning weeds out of the garden and tossing the plucked ones into a wheelbarrow. After I’d emptied them into the green bin, I noticed a small, tan spider among … Continue reading

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Webnesday (55)

Last Thursday I had another spontaneous volunteer in my saga of spider experiences. Well, actually it volunteered to Squiddy, who was over here for a brief but cautiously-distanced visit with the Elf and the Sprite for a session on the … Continue reading

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Webnesday (54)

Back on March 25, the day New Zealand escalated to full lockdown, I was working in my shed and, out of the corner of my eye, saw a tiny moving speck that turned out to be a jumping spider on … Continue reading

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Webnesday (53) Finally–a Cutie!

Last Webnesday I posted some portraits of what I believe was a rather large wolf spider, and used a warning caveat in my title that it was “not a cutie,” in reply to which my long-time photo pal Emily commented … Continue reading

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Webnesday (52): House Hopper

Just the day before yesterday, while we were in my cave working on a surprise birthday present for one of our daughters, CD spied a tiny jumping spider, about a quarter of an inch (62 mm) long. I carefully caught … Continue reading

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Webnesday (51): Helpis closer

I’ve been keeping a close watch on the little Bronze Aussie Jumper (Helpis minitabunda) that I presented here two weeks ago, and she finally let me see her face. I was careful not to get so close that I’d startle … Continue reading

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Webnesday (50): Helpis Here!

While preparing for this post, I realized that it’s been (well, just a little) over a year since my last arachnid offering. I am very happy to be able to share another now. I have noticed that at least a … Continue reading

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Webnesday (49)

How about a nice spider to spin off the New Year? I’m pretty sure this one will ring a few bells with some of my followers, as it’s the third one I’ve found here in New Zealand and brought to … Continue reading

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