1. davidc1 says

    Pah ,i am not as frit as i was about seeing Spider photos ,bring em Doc .

  2. robro says

    Yes, beautiful. I wish you would show them here more. I haven’t figured out…actually I haven’t tried…how to see them at the other places you are posting to, so it’s convenient to have them here. I get that seeing pictures of spiders might creep out some folks…my mom could not watch a snake in a movie. But below the fold with a big “Spider pictures” warning seems fair.

    The wife and I found a large, multi-colored insect in our garden yesterday. It was mostly green but red and gold. Haven’t a clue what it was.

  3. Just an Organic Regular Expression says

    Do you know the derivation of the species name Philodromus? “Lover of dromedaries?” I get nothin’ from a Latin-English dictionary. Google translate thinks it means “Click”.

  4. says

    I don’t know. Ask Thorell (1870) who named the philodromidae. Common name is the Running Crab Spider, but that doesn’t help at all.

  5. Pierce R. Butler says

    Just an Organic Regular Expression @ # 5: … the derivation of the species name Philodromus? “Lover of dromedaries?”

    IANA etymologist, but …

    “Drome” means (roughly) “run” – a “hippodrome” is a horse-racing track. Dromedaries are racing camels.

    “Philodromus” loves to run.

  6. Just an Organic Regular Expression says

    Thanks all, and I am an idiot for trying to interpret it as latin roots when it’s greek.

  7. Left Handed Atheist says

    Gad, I have stayed away from Pharyngula for ages because I seriously couldn’t handle all the spider images. Dared to take a peek about a week ago and was pleasantly surprised to learn that you had started putting them “below the fold” a long time ago. A belated and sincere thank you for that, and I unfortunately missed a lot of other good content here. That is on me, but deep-seated childhood fears and all that. You can post all the cat photos you want, though, please….

  8. bcwebb says

    With that name it really should be a Roman Emperor or a Mad Max fight location.

  9. magistramarla says

    I really don’t mind the spider pics being here. I think they are cool.

  10. Badland says

    Left Handed Atheist @7 has a good point. I’m not in any way squicky about spiders (what a lovely wee hairy lass!) and below the fold is a good idea, but it doesn’t work on iPhones. There’ll be a simpler way of flagging spidersnaps for the arachnid-adverse but it may need to be in the post title