Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve
Spider Survey Project

Stephen Lew,
UC Berkeley

 Web and retreat of Metepeira sp. (Araneidae). The spider's legs can barely be seen at the bottom of the retreat. Photo by Stephen Lew, 11-02.
 

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UC Berkeley student Stephen Lew is conducting a survey of spiders in the reserve. Working with the Essig Museum of Entomolgy at UC Berkeley, Steve has made several collecting trips and is preparing a list of taxa based on his identifications. Below are some photos Steve took in a Novermber collecting trip.


   

 Metepeira spp. make retreats made from debris and hang them in the web. (Stephen Lew photo) 11-02

 Another Metepeira retreat. (Stephen Lew photo) 11-02
   

 This is Aranea andrewsi, a large orb weaver. (Stephen Lew photo) 11-02

 Cyclosa sp. on retreat. (Stephen Lew photo)11-02
   

 Peckhamia sp. male. This species is a very good ant mimic. Specimen from Canogas Falls trailhead.. (Stephen Lew photo) 1-02

 Erigone sp. male. Specimen on moss at Klanky spring. Note dime in background! (Stephen Lew photo) 11-02

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