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Canadian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly65 views
Giant Ichneumon Wasp64 viewsMassassauga Point Conservtion Area
Mayfly49 views
Monarch Caterpillar51 views
Spider42 viewsBeaver Meadow Wildlife Management Area
Spider web54 views
Yellow Garden Spider156 viewsGarden Spiders often build webs in areas adjacent to open sunny fields where they stay concealed and protected from the wind. The spider can also be found along the eaves of houses and outbuildings or in any tall vegetation where they can securely stretch a web. The circular part of the female's web may reach two feet in diameter. Webs are built at elevations from two to eight feet off the ground.
Yellow Garden Spider119 viewsThis is a brightly colored and conspicuous species frequently observed in open, sunny areas, especially in late summer and early fall. Female yellow garden spiders can reach a length of one inch or more. The carapace is silvery-white, and the oval, yellow and black abdomen bears of pair of humps near the base. Males are much smaller, rarely reaching much over a quarter of an inch long.
Yellow Garden Spider248 viewsThis species occurs in Nova Scotia and southern Ontario, the eastern half of the United States, and south to Guatemala. It also occurs in California and Oregon. It is absent from intervening arid areas. Females build large webs, up to two feet in diameter, in open areas among tall grasses and weeds, often in wet or marshy areas. They are also familiar sites around homes, in flower and vegetable gardens, in old fields, and in similar habitats.
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