In my last post I challenged people to identify this unusual red-fronted spider, and many readers were familiar with it. According to Rod Crawford, the curator of arachnids at the Burke Museum, this spider is likely Dysdera crocata. It goes by one of several common names all related to its…More
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It’s often the new or unique that stand out to us. Paired with its red head and odd shape, that was certainly the case for this spider. I found it while digging in the familiar territory of my yard garden recently and, as soon as it turned up, I knew it was something I hadn’t…More