Mating punctured tiger beetles
Tiger beetles are typically quite skittish, so I was pretty excited when I saw these two punctured tiger beetles (Cicindelidia punctulata) that were...preoccupied 😏 as it gave me an opportunity to get very close!
White-banded fishing spider
Six spotted fishing spider with a water strider meal
Common Hentz jumping spider
Southern black widow
This had to be the biggest southern black widow female (Latrodectus mactans) I've ever seen! I almost grabbed her on accident when reaching down into one of the aquifer monitoring wells I check in the field. I carefully removed her with a small stick and placed her into a safe container to take her with me to my last site of that day that's in a more remote location. Now she won't be in a position to accidentally bite a human or be squished by one and I got some neat pictures, so it's a win all around 😊
Tiny parasitoid wasps (Scelioninae?) on moth eggs