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Small Spider on Firewheel Seed Head Remains by Liatris 0966

When I began walking through the field at the corner of Metric Blvd. and Howard Ln. on the morning of October 9th, my shoes quickly got wet because there was still dew on the plants near the ground, including the seed head remains of some firewheels, Gaillardia pulchella. You see one of them here, along with a spider that had made its home there. Joe Lapp tells me that the spider is probably in the genus Dictyna, and from recent photographs you’ve probably guessed that the purple in the background is a flowering stalk of gayfeather, Liatris mucronata.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 12, 2013 at 5:59 AM

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