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Jump! How Far?

A jumping spider, Phidippus audax,

Who's that knocking on our front door? Actually, we didn't hear it knock. It appeared out of nowhere and climbed up to our doorbell.  We gingerly placed the jumping spider, Phidippus audax, in a vial to transport it to our backyard bee...

A jumping spider, Phidippus audax,
A jumping spider, Phidippus audax, "poses" for a photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider, Phidippus audax, "poses" for a photo. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at 5:21 PM

Spiders? Scary? Spooky?

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Look, there's a spider!" A sure-fire way to frighten arachnophobics is the very mention of "spiders"--especially on Halloween. Spiders aren't insects but arthropods, order Araneae. They have eight legs, which according to some, are...

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Jumping spider eyes the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Crab spider on sedum eyes a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Garden spider captures a honey bee. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 2:06 PM

Stop and Smell the Roses! (And Watch for Jumping Spiders!)

A jumping spider, nestled in the petals of a yellow rose,

"Stop and smell the roses!" It's a good way to savor the moment, of living in the present instead of the past or future. We delight in the aroma of the "Sparkle and Shine" yellow rose that we purchased several years ago at the California Center for...

A jumping spider, nestled in the petals of a yellow rose,
A jumping spider, nestled in the petals of a yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," looks at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider, nestled in the petals of a yellow rose, "Sparkle and Shine," looks at the photographer. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Bumble Bees and Spiders Don't Mix?

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Bumble bees and spiders don't mix, you say? Well, they will at the Bohart Museum of Entomology's open house from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 26. The family-centered event, free and open to the public, takes place in Room 1124 of the Academic Surge...

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A camouflaged jumping spider eyes a honey bee on Japanese anemone. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Robbin Thorp points at a yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenski. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Lurking in the Orchid Cactus

A jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

It's Veterans' Day, but to jumping spiders, it's just another day--another day to ambush unsuspecting prey. We spotted this jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum (Greek for "upon the leaf"). It was catching a little morning sun and poised...

A jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A jumping spider on an orchid cactus, Epiphyllum. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 8:23 PM

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