15 October 2012

Monday macrobug: Grass spiders with hatchlings

Posted by Callan Bentley

We’ve got plenty of spiders out here in the Fort Valley. Here’s a look at one common species: a sweet momma grass spider striding along, carrying dozens of infant spiderlings on her abdomen:

How many children can you count?

A week or so later, I saw another one, with a similar load: