One Extraordinary Spider — 10 Comments

  1. I enjoyed the info. I’ve seen this spider in the insect house at the zoo. It is a strange looking spider with its zebra like stripes.

    • We encountered quite a few on the baldcypress trunks during the Prothonotary Warbler project earlier this year. I was able to get a couple photos of them, but it wasn’t easy as they kept running around to the opposite side of the tree, plus it was in the shade and shadows. Such interesting spiders, though!

  2. Love the info. I lived in Mississippi for a few years and there were some interesting spiders that would spin large webs between trees. They were fascinating.

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    • Hi Jeri! Those were probably what we call banana spiders! Pretty scary looking and definitely not fun to walk into while strolling in the woods! We have them here, too. Happy holidays to you and yours!

  3. Great information and very interesting. I have these critters around my house everywhere. I’ve watched them skip across water but didn’t realize they were actually sailing!

    • Hi Pistolette, and welcome! It’s a little hard to tell from this Flickr photo but my first guess would have been crawfish also! Please spiders are not quite as large as a baby crawfish so I’m not sure that this is what you were seeing, however I guess it could be!

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