Tag Archives: Arthropoda

Summer impressions (part 6): Between petals of a tulip

Late springtime: Found this little green spider spinning a web between the petals of a tulip.

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Summer impressions (part 4): Sometimes even small animals cast a long shadow

A late summer afternoon: This – maybe 3 mm long froghopper – came to visit our table. Look at the long shadow! And as a short clip:

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Summer impressions (part2): Hungry Bumble Bees

This summer I didn`t draw or sketch anything, because I was not in the best of health. In springtime I had so many ideas and inspirations, and I made so many smaller and bigger drafts – so I think, this … Continue reading

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Summer impressions (part 1): Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)

Finally we found this beautiful spider in our garden. It`s a female wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi); the male spiders are much smaller.

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Someone in red crossed my way

This small, red animal is a velvet mite (Trombidium holosericeum): It`s quite a big mite; this one was 7 mm long. Adult velvet mites eat small insects and insect eggs.

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Just found another old one… (untitled) 21 years ago ;-)

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A small “lodger” during wintertime

When temperatures become cold:   This young cross spider (adopting us)  has  spun her web in one of our rooms – “supervising” one of my new big picture drafts  (containing spiders). 🙂  

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