Spider Pavilion http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/422/all en Green Lacewings: Eat, Prey, Love Biocontrol http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol <p>We&#39;ve added a new insect&nbsp;delicacy to the menu for the dwellers&nbsp;in our <a href="http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/special-exhibits/spider-pavilion" target="_blank">Spider Pavilion</a>. That&#39;s right, usually the ladies (and few gents), that call the spider pavilion home, get fed butterflies, crickets, and flies, but as of this week we&#39;ve added green lacewings!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/crab%20spider%20eating%20greenlacewing.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol#comments aphidlions biocontrol biological control Chrysoperla rufilabris Corydalus cornutus Dobsonfly garden pests green lacewings lacewings Los Angeles Nature Misumenoides formosipes Spider Pavilion spiders Whitebanded crab spider Blog Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:01:40 +0000 Lila Higgins 822 at http://www.nhm.org/nature I Found a Huge Green Spider in My Garden! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-found-huge-green-spider-my-garden <p>Ever found&nbsp;a large green spider in your garden? Chances are, if you&#39;re in the Los Angeles area, the spider you&#39;ve found is a Green Lynx Spider, <em>Peucetia viridans</em>.</p> <p>Here&#39;s one that NHM staffer, Richard Smart, found in our Nature Gardens on Wednesday:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/greenlynxspider.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo taken by NHM&#39;s own Spider-Woman, Cat Urban.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-found-huge-green-spider-my-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/i-found-huge-green-spider-my-garden#comments big spider Cat Urban Green Lynx Spider green spider green spider in los angeles huge spider Richard Smart Spider Pavilion Spider-Woman spiders spidery friends Blog Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:07:14 +0000 Lila Higgins 820 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Q: What are Those Miniature Spiky Puffballs? A: Brown Widow Egg Sacs http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/q-what-are-those-miniature-spiky-puffballs-brown-widow-egg-sacs <div>Earlier this week, staff found some small circular egg cases on a gate in the North Campus. Upon closer inspection we realized they were brown widow,<em> Latrodectus geometricus,</em> egg sacs. But how did we know this?</div> <div><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xiVfBA8lozM/UFEu6dl45VI/AAAAAAAAAsc/GhDGC5TGLio/s1600/BrownWidowCameraTrap2.JPG" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" hea="true" height="300" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xiVfBA8lozM/UFEu6dl45VI/AAAAAAAAAsc/GhDGC5TGLio/s400/BrownWidowCameraTrap2.JPG" width="400" /></a></div> <div> </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/q-what-are-those-miniature-spiky-puffballs-brown-widow-egg-sacs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/q-what-are-those-miniature-spiky-puffballs-brown-widow-egg-sacs#comments black widow brown widow eggs Spider Pavilion spiders Blog Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:31:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 719 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Men's Restroom in Long Beach is Voted Best Spider Collecting Site http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site <div>Over the past few weeks&nbsp;myself and Shawna Joplin, Museum Coordinator of Animal Care and Education,&nbsp;have been madly working to get the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/special-exhibits/spider-pavilion" target="_blank">Spider Pavilion</a> ready by collecting hundreds of spiders for display. This involved a trip to the swamps of New Orleans to collect the largest orb weavers&nbsp;in North America and also multiple collecting trips around Los Angeles for&nbsp;our local spider species.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/mens-restroom-long-beach-voted-best-spider-collecting-site#comments golden silk spider orb weaver Shawna Joplin silver garden orb weaver Spider Pavilion spiders Zack Lemann Blog Fri, 30 Sep 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 650 at http://www.nhm.org/nature