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Re: [SPAM] yellow spider

  • Subject: Re: [SPAM] yellow spider
  • From: "Linda Smith" <irisgrower@cableone.net>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 05:41:38 -0700

 Wow, thanks.
By the way Decker is Decker not Dexter.  Just got an e-mail from owner of iris. So will re-post w correct name. Still hope to find a picture of Dexter though just for the heck of it.
As you know, I put all the info about an iris usually w picture on the photo info chart, so when you highlight picture you get all the info. So will correct that also.
I'm still not sure how many people see that when they highlight a picture.
But I try to note what garden and name of picture taker also. Of course the time of pix is put in by computer, all I have to do is say apply. As far when it says author, I just put the hybridizer and year.
Now back to planting iris.  Yes, I'm still getting a few into the ground along w more daffs and tulips.
Thanks for all the info and time.  
Linda in CW AZ
-------Original Message-------
Date: 10/03/07 05:26:03
Subject: [SPAM][iris-photos] yellow spider

Looks like a crab spider. Lots of photos on the web, mostly of yellow
ones, which are the ones I see most often.

Here's what Wikipedia says:

<Crab spiders make up the Thomisidae family of the Araneae order. They
are also commonly called "flower spiders" because they are most often
found on flowers, lying in ambush for prey. Crab spiders do not build
webs to trap prey, but are active hunters much like the jumping spiders

They are called crab spiders because of their first two pairs of legs,
which are held out to the side giving them (with their flattened,
angular bodies) a crab-like appearance. Also, like crabs, these spiders
move sideways and backwards more easily than forwards.
The spiders of Thomisidae are not known to be harmful to humans. Spiders
of an unrelated genus, Sicarius, also resemble crabs (and are sometimes
referred to as "crab spiders"). Sicarius spiders, close cousins to the
recluse spiders, are highly venomous.>
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

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