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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

House Daddy-long-legs (Smeringopus Sp)

Family Pholcidae
They are easily identified by their long legs.
 After the female lays her eggs, she carries them around in her mouth and when they hatch, the babies will ride on her back for a few days.

8 comments:

@maggiezlenz said...

wow! I have never seen this before! Thank you for sharing!

JM said...

Fantastic shots of this amazing spider! Well done, Joan.

Gaelyn said...

Amazing captures of a rarely seen act.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Maggie. It is great to be able to show people things they have not seen before. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Jose. :)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Thanks Gaelyn. :)

Jo said...

Brilliant captures Joan. I have never seen anything like it! Please pop into my blog if possible and check on the mufti-coloured grasshopper I have on my post. I have no idea what it is and just KNOW you will know.. Greetings, Jo

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Left you a comment on your blog Jo. :)