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Tuesday, June 08, 2010


The green lynx spiders are growing but still tiny as they hunt among the shrub tops. On a recent early morning I was lucky to find this tiny one with its syrphid fly prey. The same spider is seen the next morning in profile underneath the same alyogyne leaf.

The deeply textured leaves of salvia madrensis are always home to many of these small spiders, probably because lots of buggies like to chew on them and the flowers, and the plants grow tall up where the spideys like to be. This tiny one is barely larger than a bump on the leaf.

After I took these photos, I really had a laugh at this Lio strip:

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