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A spider on a spiderwort

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Small Spider on Spiderwort 8959A

In a comment about yesterday’s photograph of a katydid nymph on a spiderwort (Tradescantia spp.), Cindy Dyer wrote: “I actually photographed [a spider] on a spiderwort a few years ago. Now that was serendipitous!” Let me add that another piece of good luck, and a well deserved one, came Cindy’s way when four of her photographs of water lilies were chosen to appear on U.S. postage stamps. Those stamps went on sale last month:


Cindy’s comment about a spider on a spiderwort got me to wondering whether I’d ever had that serendipity as well, so I searched my archive and discovered that I had. It was on March 27, 2007, at McKinney Falls State Park, and the picture you see here is one of four that I managed to get of the spider. Notice also the subtle, fingerprint-like ridges in the petals of the flower.

Now if in addition to a spider on a spiderwort I could bring you a photograph of a damsel on a damselfly, I’d really have something.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 6, 2015 at 5:20 AM

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