Mary has been busy, too

In addition to rescuing her stranded man from airports, Mary has been scouting around for spiders in my absence, and caught a few around the house. This is Parasteatoda tepidariorum, the species I work with in the lab, and she has gone straight into the colony.

P.tep is my favorite: so common, but so interesting.


  1. jstackpo says

    What is the literal meaning of the Latin descriptors that get attached to the various critters you are showing us? And who did the species specification naming?