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Sheetweb dwarf spider

Florinda coccinea


This tiny spider has a red body with black palps, eye region and caudal tubercle. There is only one species in this region of the United States.


Mason Farm Biological Reserve

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32 Comments (1–25)

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks, Azura!

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

congratulations Maria

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks for your very nice comments, Antonio! Glad you liked this :>)

Maria my friend amazing capture,beautiful ,fantastic series,congrats on the SOTD and thanks for sharing such an interesting spotting page

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thank you, Larry! :)

LarryGraziano 9 years ago

lovely Maria, Congrats!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks, EnvUnlimited, Jim and Mac! Jim, it's great to hear that you are feeling inspired by Noah, too! We look forward to your future spottings!

JimJohnson2 9 years ago

Congratulations on your SOTD! Your comments are wonderful and inspiring. I was introduced to Project Noah last summer at ALI'I by one of the Hawaiian teachers who uses it in her class and she shared the program with us. It took me a little while to get started, but I'm hooked, now. I just want to improve my photography, now. Maybe there will be a SOTD in my future. Thanks for all you do!

MacChristiansen 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria on your SOTD

JimJohnson2 9 years ago

Love this photo. Absolutely beautiful!

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks so much for putting this tiny spider in the spotlight! If it weren't for Project Noah, I wouldn't have gone back three times to this area to try and get photos of these tiny red dots underneath flat webs in the grass. Since the webs are horizontal and the spiders hang underneath, it was difficult to get one in focus. It's because of what I have been seeing and learning from you all in Project Noah that I went back, ended up on my hands and knees in the grass trying to get a shot to share. It was a lucky day as I finally managed to "capture" one (and also get my first good shots of a jumping spider - before Noah, I didn't get excited by spiders). I am so appreciative of Noah and all of your contributions that have expanded my knowledge of nature. Thanks for all of your spottings and thanks for the kind comments, too! :>)

PieterColpaert 9 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats Maria!

arlanda 9 years ago

It is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria. Beautiful series

RiekoS 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria! This is really beautiful series. Thank you so much for sharing.

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria, such a visually stunning picture!

Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria!

nosarasue 9 years ago

great photo

Tom15 9 years ago

Great series Maria and congratulations on SOTD! I like those water droplets.

AshleyT 9 years ago

Congrats Maria, beautiful photos!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Maria! This beautiful series has earned you spotting of the day honors! Thank you for sharing & for all your hard work on the ranger team.

A tiny spider sits in its dewdrop-encrusted web in our spotting of the day! Webs spun by this 3-4 mm long spider consist of tangle of threads that intercept flying prey causing them to fall into a horizontal sheet of silk below, where they are consumed.


Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Beautiful series, Maria, congrats.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Thanks bherath20, Sew and Rieko! Rieko - spiders can be lovely and interesting - and they're useful in nature! :)

RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful series (even if this is a spider).

Sew 9 years ago so wonderful...

Maria dB
Spotted by
Maria dB

North Carolina, USA

Spotted on Oct 15, 2013
Submitted on Oct 25, 2013

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