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SharonW446 Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp commented on by SharonW446 National City, California, USA10 years ago

I'm not positive on aurifer. I don't think it's exclamans because exclamans have dark antennae with orange tips. In this photo these seem to have all orange antennae.

SharonW446 Paper Wasp
Paper Wasp commented on by SharonW446 National City, California, USA10 years ago

Very nice! I think it's Polistes aurifer which is orange in the southern most part of California and black everywhere else in California.

SharonW446 Northern Aerial Yellowjacket
Northern Aerial Yellowjacket commented on by SharonW446 Quebec, Québec, Canada10 years ago

Paper wasps don't cover the cells of their nest. This looks like a yellowjacket nest. Possibly genus Dolichovespula

SharonW446 Spotted Orbweaver
Spotted Orbweaver commented on by SharonW446 North Carolina, USA10 years ago

Good identifying points on spiders are, of course, ventral and dorsal views, but also eye arrangement is very important for some spiders. This little lady just happens to have an abdomen that is identifiable to genus with this ventral view.

SharonW446 Unknown spotting
Unknown spotting commented on by SharonW446 Berkeley, California, USA10 years ago

All I know is that they are beautiful!

SharonW446 Lace Monitor
Lace Monitor commented on by SharonW446 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia10 years ago

Good looking creature! Beautiful photo!

SharonW446 Wolf Spider
Wolf Spider commented on by SharonW446 Virginia, USA10 years ago

Beautiful wolf spider!

SharonW446 Grass Spider
Grass Spider commented on by SharonW446 Niagara Falls, Canada10 years ago

Nice shots! Looking at the the eye arrangement and spinnerettes of this spider makes me think it is a Funnel Web Spider, Family Agelenidae. Possible Genus Agelenopsis, a Grass Spider.

SharonW446 Spider
Spider commented on by SharonW446 New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA10 years ago

Yep, in the Genus Trachelas. One of the Ground Sac Spiders.

SharonW446 Running crab spider (female)
Running crab spider (female) commented on by SharonW446 Colorado, USA10 years ago

The shape of the body reminds me of the Genus Philodromus.
Great photo!

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