Video Part Two. These two large spiders were fighting (or mating) when a third smaller spider tried to get in on the action. Please ignore the discussion in the background. (lol) We were just so shocked by the turn of events. We don’t know why this third spider decided to come down the web, or why the other two chased after it. I’m ignorant when it comes to spiders, so I’m not even sure if these are different species, the same species, etc.

Part 1: While these two are going at it, a third spider tries to join the fray, but it promptly chased off by both. Find the second video on my page to see the chase. :)

Interesting things happening under my porch. I’m not sure if these two spiders are fighting or mating.

The snail the other snail was going to visit.

The snail the other snail was going to visit.

The ever-so-slow advancement of a land snail…

A katydid pic that was sent to me from a friend. :)

A katydid pic that was sent to me from a friend. :)

I have no idea what this is. It looks cool, though. :)

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls. 
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/hubert-duprat-caddisflies/

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls. 

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/hubert-duprat-caddisflies/

Trichoptera (caddis larva) building case (studio view), 1980-2000. Material: Gold, pearls, turquoise. Length: 2.5 cm. Photographer: Frédéric Delpech.

Check this out!

Artist Hubert Duprat Collaborates with Caddisfly Larvae as They Build Aquatic Cocoons from Gold and Pearls jewelry insects gold

Reflections of Moth

Shield bug or something. Tick? Idk… (lol)

Some kind of Insect. :) Not sure what.

Can anyone positively identify this spider? I have a small family of them living on my porch steps - and they are causing quite a carnage with the ant population. :) However, they are also in a place where people walk by with bare legs - children and pets. Are they dangerous? Should I catch and move them?