My macrophotography. Lots of bugs -- flowers, water and other things if I can't find fauna. (Click on a photo to enlarge, click again for an even greater enlargement.)
COOL! This spider probably has hispalps expanded for mating or in construction of a sperm web for thetransfer. A pretty rare site to find. Excellent!I recently for the first time photographed Money spiders mating.This was very nice, especially since they did not eat each other--it's on my site but you now have to go to this months "all pictures" archives to find it. There was almost an element of tenderness as I watched them. Unfortunately a park ranger told me I had to “get back on the trail” because I was off by about two feet to get this shot so I had just a few seconds to catch these pictures but I got them!
Thanks Gabe! I asked an expert, Dr Paula Cushing if those were indeed the emboli (singular embolus) and she said : Yes, that windy thing is the embolus. It is a male spider in the familyAgelenidae (you knew that) and the genus is Agelenopsis. It is probablyAgelenopsis aperta.It's always nice when the lovers don't eat each other. ;)
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