Just like the sequel to your favorite horror movie, the Flickr group ”Arachtober” is back tomorrow to feature still more “scary” spider, scorpions, solifuges, and other arachnids.
The group gets bigger and better every year as more people register (free and easy), putting up at least one arachnid image per day. The only requirement of note is that you post images that you have not previously added to your own Flickr photo stream.
I have been saving up all my 2012 spider images for just this occasion, though I have used some of them in this blog. Here’s a preview of what I’ll be adding to Arachtober in the coming weeks:
Ground spider, Zelotes sp. (family Gnaphosidae)
Funnel-web weaver, family Agelenidae
Spinybacked Orbweaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis
Western Lynx Spider, Oxyopes scalaris
Thin-legged wolf spider, Pardosa sp.
Jumping spider, Habronattus sp.
I look forward to seeing your images over there as well. There are enough arachnid experts that contribute that we can probably identify any of your “mystery” spiders as well. Good luck!