Today is a combo post. I know most people may not agree with me, but I think bugs are cool and most are really pretty. I take pictures of them all the time and post them on my Facebook page. There are a LOT of really beautiful bugs here in Missouri, ones that we didn’t have in Nebraska.
We have a spider that builds a web on our front porch every night. By morning, he/she has taken it down, but builds it again the next night. I have no idea what type of spider it is (if anyone has an idea, please tell me), but it is big…around an inch and a half long. Update…it is a Neoscona crucifera Orb Weaver. It builds the most beautiful webs. I wish I could get a good picture of its web. So intricate and delicate. Since it only builds at night, it is hard for me to get a picture of it.
Last night I went to pet our little visitor, and I checked to see if the spider was there again. It was, and it had a Dobson Fly in its web. To give you an idea, that Dobson Fly is around 3″ long. My husband played lighting crew for me (held a flashlight on it so my camera could focus on it haha) so I could get some pictures of it.