I love that name "Cat-faced Spider." I found this one up in the Fylton Forest on one of the rose bushes beside the path. It can hide really well as you can see from the first photo. I was hoping to get a better look so I went back and checked every few hours and on one occasion I was lucky enough to find it finishing a meal.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
I was wandering around the Fylton Forest one afternoon when I decided to gently lift one of the logs that is used as a stool. I was happy to find these ants farming aphids and some with larva. I've often wonderd how they work together. Then I found this quote by Dr. James C. Trager on Bugguide.net
Friday, October 21, 2011
Moths are so underrated, they are excellent pollinators and also quite beautiful. I found this one by the veranda on the south side of the house.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Every morning I went out to check if there were still some moths around the porch light and I was never disappointed. In fact, most mornings there were quite a few of these around. They are an introduced species used to control St John's wort.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
I love crane flies! They kind of fly gracefully. I often smile when one of my co-workers describes one to me saying "I saw the biggest mosquito ever." I found this crane fly by one of the flower pots on the east side of the house.