Title: Simmons Sunset
Art by Norman Johnson
Explore St. Augustine, Florida
Fine Art for Home and Office
To make it easier to picture the spiders and grasshoppers in the wild, browse the images below.
Orb weaver spiders are widespread and found in the warmer reagions around the world. They are particularly known for the beautiful orb shaped webs that they make which sometines shine golden in the sun. Their silk has not been harvested comercially but enough was harvested to make a shawl.
The eastern lubber grasshopper (romalea microptera) can only be found in the southeastern and south central United States, from central North Carolina west through southern Tennessee, georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana to Texas and all of Florida.
Back Away Slowly
This Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi) was on a path in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve in Costa Rica. It was amazing how fast the tourists dispersed when they realized what was right there in front of them. They aren't agressive and actually try to avoid human contact.
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