I found this female while slowly driving on Antelope Island
and at first glance I thought she was a
very rotund beetle. Take a look at those jet-black
peepers! Don't they look like shoe-button eyes?
I wish I could have taken her home. ©
Carol Davis, 6-15-2010
I was stunned by her beautiful colors and the obvious pattern
down the middle of her back.
She was gorgeous and the first female of this species I had seen.
© Carol Davis, 6-15-2010
These spiders usually run off at the first sign of movement
but she let me take her picture multiple times.
Then she hid under the grass blade, came back up, I took a few more
photos, and then she hid under-
neath again and I left her alone. When I went to my car she ran
down the blade and disappeared
in the grasses. She never once showed any aggression towards
me. © Carol Davis, 6-10-2010
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