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|Fungus and a fallen cone|
|Adult Blabomma californicum|
|Blabomma californicum epigynum|
|I'm a linyphiid. Good luck IDing me.|
Although a merry sun was shining, the constant north wind kept me chilled. But it was apparently fine weather for ballooning for numerous spiders in nearby Douglas-fir trees. Glistening strands of silk 1-2 meters long were stretched horizontally on the wind from the ends of branches on the sun-soaked south side of the trees. Unfortunately I was unable to intercept any of the attached spiders, so I don't know who was responsible for the eye-catching display.
|Juvenile Blabomma californicum. Until I knew what these were, I was |
calling them "tigers", for obvious reasons. Beautiful spiders.