Lying in wait

Why hang out and let life come to you?  Although I don’t recommend it for people, the approach does seem to work for other species.

A green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) sitting atop a leaf (20080809_10707)

A green lynx spider (Peucetia viridans) resting atop a leaf in hopes of ambushing some unaware prey.  Taken at the family farm in East Texas.

A close-up of a male cicada-killer wasp (Sphecius speciosus) as he rests on the ground (20080607_06230)

A male cicada-killer wasp (Sphecius speciosus) holding his territory as he waits for females to pass by.  Taken outside my front door.

A green anole (Anolis carolinensis) sunning itself on a warm rock from beneath a canopy of foliage (IMG_20071230_00654_p)

A green anole (Anolis carolinensis) grabbing some rays on a warm rock shrouded by foliage.  (A wider view can be seen here.)  Taken at the end of the private drive leading from my home to the lake park.

6 thoughts on “Lying in wait”

    1. Thanks on the site facelift! I’m still tweaking and tinkering, but I’ve grown rather fond of it myself.

      As for spiders and wasps, I’m still moving old photos over from my now defunct photoblog, hence these visitors from warmer times. But now that you bring it up, I’ll see if I can find a snake photo for you. I know how fond you are slithering reptiles…

    1. I’m afraid I don’t have any photos of locusts–at least not technically. Any grasshopper species can be called locusts if they swarm in large enough numbers, so technically I do have photos, except they’re of species not known to swarm at the level needed to be called locusts.

      Why do you ask? Seeing if I have all of the major plagues captured in images?

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