Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Vietnamese spiders

Cool photographs and descriptions, including a semi transparent Argyrodes: "This is perhaps the most amazing spider I've ever seen. It was the strangely shaped abdomen that first made me take notice, and only when I got home did I notice the transparent window in the abdomen. It took a little bit longer before I noticed what was visible through the window - eggs! This spider had several dozen babies with it on the web it had built on a wide piece of grass, and it looks like it has several dozen more eggs waiting to be hatched. " Thanks, PK.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Kauai Wolf Spiderlings

"No one had ever photographed a baby Kauai wolf spider being carried on its mother's interlocking back hairs until two Hawaii scientists caught the shot."

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Peculiar spider bearing a human face on the back

The photo taken on April 18, 2006 at Liaocheng, a city in east China's Shandong Province, shows a pea-green spider with a human face-like mark on its body.