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Spiders

Updated May 28, 2020

My collection of photographs of spiders and other arachnids from my travels. I was born with an innate fear of spiders, but slowly, I've learned to appreciate their fascinating beauty and diversity. Unlike my other animal pages, I do not attempt to identify most spiders, and certainly appreciate identification help from anybody.

Hawaiian Garden Spider

I used this photo of the large and beautiful Hawaiian Spider when writing about coral reef issues on the North Shore of Kauai. Argiope appensa,Photographed on Kauai, Hawaii

Yellow and black spider from Tambopata River region of Peru


Zebra Jumper

Photographed in Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon.

Zebra Jumper from Oregon


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Playa Ancon, Cuba.

Spider from Playa Ancon, Cuba


Beach Wolf Spider

From Sunset Beach, Gearheart, Oregon.

Beach Wolf Spider from Sunset Beach, Gearhart, Oregon


Beach Wolf Spider

Photographed at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

Beach Wolf Spider at Rockaway Beach, Oregon


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru.

Spider from Tambopata, Peru


Unidentified Orbweaver

You see the little spider in the upper left of this photo? That's the male. Photographed on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Orbweaver from Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Unidentified Spider

From this place in the world.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru

Spider from Tambopata, Peru


Spiny-backed Orbweaver

I photographed this Spiny-backed Orbweaver and wrote about it in my Bahamian Dry Forest journal. Gasteracantha genus, photographed on Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas.

Spiny-backed Orbweaver


Unidentified Spider

Photographed on Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.

Spider from Eagle Creek Trail, Oregon


Unidentified Spider

El Valle de Anton, Panama.

Spider from El Valle de Anton, Panama


Evarcha proszynskii Jumping Spider

Photographed at Floras Lake, Oregon.

Evarcha proszynskii Jumping Spider


Unidentified Brazilian Wandering Spider

Phoneutria genus, photographed on the Tambopata River, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in the Tambopata region, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in the Tambopata region, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Picadus Orchid Mimic Spider

Possibly picadus granulatus, photographed in El Valle de Anton, Panama. I write about trying to identify this species.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed on a heliconia near El Valle de Anton, Panama.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Brazilian Wandering Spider

Photographed in Tambopata region, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Whip Scorpion

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

From this place in the world.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Brazilian Wandering Spider

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Cyclosa Reeves Decoy Spider

This spider, which you can see at the top of this collection of dead insects, is a tiny arachnid that designs fake spiders. This defensive strategy confused predators into attacking the fake spider. Cyclosa Reeves, I photographed this hard-to-find species while traveling to the Tambopata River region, Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Spider from Tambopata River region of Peru.

Panama Butterfly


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Tambopata, Peru.

Yellow and black spider from Tambopata River region of Peru


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in the Soberania Jungle, Panama.

Yellow and black spider from Tambopata River region of Peru


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Progreso, Yucatán, Mexico

Orange-colored Spider from Progreso, Yucatan, Mexico


Unidentified Spider

Photographed in Summer Lake, Oregon

White-colored spider from Southeastern Oregon


Unidentified Spider

Photographed at Tualatin National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon

Spider at Tualatin Wildlife Refuge, Oregon


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