Friday, April 24, 2009

any idea what this is?

beyond "random arachnid"? I found this little weirdo on a hike the other day. As you can guess from the lines on my palm beneath it it is absolutely tiny.

spider

I'd welcome ideas and names.

3 comments:

jason said...

I'd go with spinybacked orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis). They have lots of other names depending on where you find them, but they're unique among spiders. Good catch!

Keetha said...

I thought it was a lemon drop spider. JUST KIDDING.

myamuhnative said...

I call the florida version (red and white rather than yellow)crab spiders.
As a child before I learned that spiders were icky,we used to catch them and the scorpions that lived in the wood piles.
But Jason called it by its rightfull names.