Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Along came a spider

Here is my "creepy" Camera Critter. My son found this spider today. Anyone know what kind it is?

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9 comments:

Carla said...

yep, that one is creepy! We just (last week) put a water faucet in, and when I went to move the dog's water bucket there was this BIG HONKING black widow!!! Less than a week she had moved in. Sad to say, her story ended there.

Julie said...

Could it be a Leafcurling Sac Spider? Check it out here: Bug Guide.

Regina Marie said...

Hi there. My two son's (one after the other) lived in Phoenix for seven years...both have moved back to the Islands. I found it beautiful and clean. I liked the way they matched the colors of buildings/stone with the landscape..very neat-no trash either!
Anyway, you have a nice site- thanks for stopping by. My friend is actually taming a parakeet.These animals are a hoot!

Deborah Godin said...

Looks just a little too "aware" for me - those upraised appendages!

Diane C. said...

Aw, it's so sweet! I would guess you have a burrowing wolf spider.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I don't know this one - ours all have giraffe markings on!

GardenBloggers said...

I don't know what kind it is but keep it away from me!

:0)

Cattleya said...

It does look like a little wolf spider - gray and fuzzy? I found a BIG momma one of those in my mail a few years ago (which, unfortunately, was in my lap at the time).

Jessa said...

This spider is a giant crab spider, the largest crab spider species in the world, found right here in the Sonoran Desert region. I too live in Tucson and have reared these spiders over the past 3 years. They can get very large if fed a lot of crickets. Ironically, I found your blog on Suzanne Berry's blog (listed as a follower) and she is an artist in New York painting insects. It just so happens, that is what I paint as well. It sure is a small world. Love your cactus pics and your enthusiasm for flora and fauna of the Desert.