Green Corridor via Sunset Way
#1 Leucauge spider. Identified by rows of curved hairs on the femurs of the fourth leg, but they are out of focus in this picture. 😛
#2 A planthopper that had grown mouldy
#3 Female Ant-mimicking sac spider (Corinnomma severum). Doing hand-held shots with the Raynox for this one, and couldn’t really get the subject in frame.
#4 Managed a head shot of the ant-mimicking sac spider, but obviously one of my flashes was not firing (forgot to change the settings back to wireless control)
#5 A bright coloured fly, ID not known
#6 Tried hard to get the body in focus but it kept moving around
#7 A shy husband and wife pair of Big-bellied spiders (Tylorida ventralis). They were actually mating, but changed to this position when I approached, trying to look innocent.
#8 Wasn’t too long before they got back to their business – male attempts to insert pedipalps
#9 Still at it after some time
#10 Found yet another horny couple at eye-level on this tree branch
The complete album can be viewed here.
James blogged about this trip here.