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Banded Woolly Bear & Nursery Web Spider

Pryrrharctica isabella & Pisaurina mira

Description:

Banded Woolly Bear is the larva of the Isabella Tiger Moth. Family: Erebidae, Subfamily: Arctiinae, Tribe: Arctiini. Black on both ends with rust/red in the middle. Size: 2 inches (5.08 cm). Feeds on deciduous trees and low plants. Nursery Web Spider, Family: Pisauridae, Subfamily: Pisaurinae. Resembles wolf spiders. Size: 1 inch (2.54 cm). Mostly light tan with medium brown stripe down head and abdomen. Long legs. Feeds on available insects.

Habitat:

Woodlands, rural trail in Beltzville State Park, PA

Notes:

I didn't stick around to see if the spider tried for this big snack.

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1 Comment

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 8 years ago

I hope he didn't!

Carol Snow Milne
Spotted by
Carol Snow Milne

Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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