Daddy Long Legs spiders were climbing all over this small clump of spotted beebalm.
The dappled sun was warming after a cool start and prey possibilities including smaller insects may have become active, too.
I have no idea what this one is doing; I wondered if it was laying eggs but all information I’ve found says they lay their eggs in dirt.
Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 14, 2022
Spotted Beebalm, Spotted Horsemint, Horsemint
7 thoughts on “Daddy Long Legs on Spotted Beebalm”
These legs are realy long !!
Yes, and thin! I had several shots that I cut off a lot of the legs as I couldn’t really see where they ended.
My favourite spider (only favourite spider that is!) Wonderful shot 🤗
I’m not much of a spider fan, either, but the Daddy Long Legs has always seemed pretty benign 🤣.
Yes, something friendly about them. 😏
Wonderful find and photo, Ellen! How great to spot …and in October!
Thanks, Belinda! I was pretty surprised, both to see them that late and to find them out in the wild. I’ve mostly seen them in the house/garden environment.