Non-Insect Arthropods

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Merostomata (Horseshoe Crabs)

horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus

Arachnida (Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks, Mites, and Solifugids)


Spider - likely Dolomedes

Aphonopelma chalcodes tarantula

Aphonopelma chalcodes

Eremobates solifugid

Eremobates solifugid

Mastigoproctus giganteus

Mastigoproctus giganteus

Vaejovis spinigerus stripe tailed scorpion

Vaejovis spinigerus


Spider on its web


An emperor scorpion

spider with young

A spider - with spiderlings!


A mite on a blue orchard bee


Mite on blue orchard bee


Mite on blue orchard bee


Mites on a blue orchard bee. There are 7 in this picture!

bark scorpion eating cricket

Bark scorpion eating a cricket

Spider on web

Spider on web


Spider at porch light

spider eating grasshopper

Spider eating grasshopper





Banded argiope, Argiope trifasciata

Banded argiope, Argiope trifasciata

Crab spider

Crab spider, species unknown

Spotted orbweaver spider

Spotted orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera

Long jawed orb weaver spider

Long jawed orb weaver spider, Tetragnatha sp

Crab spider with honey bee

Crab spider with honey bee

crab spider

Crab spider

Green lynx spider

Green lynx spider, pink phase (Peucetia viridans)

Chilopoda (Centipedes)

Scolopendra heros

Scolopendra heros

Diplopoda (Millipedes)


The millipedes. So hard to get a shot of these little buggers...

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6 thoughts on “Non-Insect Arthropods

    • You’re in luck! I actually know what that one is. It’s a type of orb weaver, Neoscona crucifera. That image features a female, but the photo right under it (a large spider up against a red background) is the male. Beautiful, huge spiders!

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