|Acanthepeira close to stellata (Starbellied Orbweaver)|
When I found Acanthepeira stellata (Starbellied Orbweaver) in Sycamore Canyon, Santa Cruz County, and nearly mistook her for a shriveled leaf. She typically rests during the day in the vegetation and occupies her web only at night, so this kind of cryptic shape and coloration seem certainly useful.
|Cheiracanthium sp. (Longlegged Sac Spider)|
|Female Desert Shrub Spider weaving|
|Metepeira labyrinthea (Labyrinth Orbweaver):|
|Metepeira labyrinthea (Labyrinth Orbweaver)|
Close b to the ground, also protected by the cactus spines, a Agelenid spider (Funnel Weaver) lurked in her funnel entrance. Her web is not sticky, the fast spider rushes out to run down prey that comes close. Eight eyes in two procurved rows and a pair of dark longitudinal stripes on cephalothorax and abdomen are characteristic.
|Sosippus (Funnel Web Wolf Spiders)|
|Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orbweaver)|