Friday, October 23, 2009

Black and White Hairy Jumping Spider

Oh My GAwd! I ... Barely... Know.... what to say! I am stunned by his power, beauty, force and the look of stern disapproval! Possibly the horns, button eyes, stitched lips and mesmerizing stripes have put me into a 'oh gawd it's the best bug in the whole world eva' trance. I am naming this spider 'Texas', as in 'Don't mess with Texas!' Tell me I am not the only one who thinks he looks like a Nightmare Before Christmas Grubby Goth creature full of love/hate?!!
Texas was beginning to make a web on some bamboo, in all his glittery and monster glory. Once he knew I was interested he did some things to show off too... swinging in circles around the bamboo, jumping to other places, looking directly in my eye over and over, and coming really close to me to get a better look.
If you want to feel pure happiness- click on the pic with the blue sky and Texas below, I left it big enough so that if you click on it you can get a good look at his adorable, cute, amazing, wittle, hairy, mean, bad ass face!
Below Texas was working on gathering up some free floating web- possibly he's a upcycler/recycler!

On his back there were three tiny green spots that shimmered in the light.
Texas only had one shy moment, when he had a run in with a beautiful ladybug scurrying by him, he politely got out of her way and hid in the crack till his heart throb was far enough away... you can't love those you want to eat! But Texas, I love you!
XoXo

10 comments:

Gratuitous said...

Jumping spider or zebra spider, salticus scenicus or zebraneus. Sigh. It's so hard to compete with for your affections with such a handsome specimen.


http://www.xs4all.nl/~ednieuw/Spiders/Salticidae/Salticidae.htm

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Gratuitous!
You need to be crowned the insect king! I seriously think this might be my new most favorite insect ever - it's hard to not love a face that looks like Jim Henson made it up!

It's true about the competing... all i talked about and thought about all day was Texas...everytime I did I had to smile at how cool the world/nature is.

Kittie Howard said...

Texas is a cool dude!

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Hey Kittie- ya got a crush too huh? ;) He's just that suave.

Susie Collins said...

I LOVE SPIDERS! And yes, this guy is really the most awesome EVER. And he's polite to the ladies! There is something about a bad ass with a soft heart. Heart throb heaven.

Gratuitous said...

There's also something about a bad heart with a soft ass. Throb heaven.

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

I guess as long as their not just an ass. Major heart throb!
xo

Lou Cheese said...

You were robbed......

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/33447562#33447562

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Mr. Cheese-

Hey that hippy dudes loves bugs too! I have to say that Texas is more handsome then his lady counterpart in that video!!! LOL
BTW- the hippy photographer said he uses just a normal camera... haha ha DANG what does he consider normal!? My camera is pretty awesome and it does not do that.

Anonymous said...

here's my photo of this hairy creature taken in my garden in the UK

http://www.flickr.com/photos/canon-eos/4661128128/