Picture: SomekindaSpider… ID help appreciated.
A few weeks ago I found this beautiful spider living in my oregano plants. I was trimming the plant when ‘she’ scurried out and came to rest on the raised wood bed liner. I’m not a spider lover or spider hater. The only spiders I kill are the Black Widows that decide to set up house in areas of the yard the kids use or where we reach for things. Fortunately the Widows have a instantly recognizable web.
But back to this girl, I thought she needed to be seen, so I called my kids to come take a look. While they were watching her, I grabbed my 50mm macro lens, coaxed her onto a stick, hand-holding as I took shots just a couple inches from her face. I could tell she wasn’t thrilled by having this giant cycloptic eye (lens) dominating her field of vision. Fortunately, she was a willing enough model for a few moments while I snapped off a dozen or so frames.
If there are any arachnid fans out there, I would really love to know what kind of spider this is. Any help in getting a proper ID would be most gratefully appreciated. Here’s a little better look at her thorax.
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