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Arrow Shaped Micrathena Spider

Arrow Shaped Micrathena Spider

Arrow Shaped Micrathena Spider (Micrathena sagitatta) *Abdomen = butt, Thorax = middle section, Cephlathorax = head and thorax.* This insect is uncommon to find in the state of Maine. Like all other female Micrathena spiders, this one gets the pretty looks. As you can see, this species of spider has an arrow shaped abdomen. These spikes are just for looks and detering would-be predators to the spider. (No, the spikes are not poisonous but I do not recommend touching them.) There is also … Read More ❯❯

Published: August 21, 2018

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Two Striped Grasshopper: ORTHOPTERA (melanoplus bivattatus) This insect is a common insect of the state of Maine, and is wideley considered a pest in agriculture communities.This is because they eat alfalfa, corn, lentil, barley, wheat and other plants such as grass, or golden rod leaves or some times day lily leaves at ALL stages of life (Nymph hood, and adult hood). In large numbers, these grasshoppers can eat so much, they leave scars on farm land. In some cases, farms have been know … Read More ❯❯

Published: August 14, 2018