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Daddy Long Legs on Spotted Beebalm

Daddy Long Legs spiders were climbing all over this small clump of spotted beebalm.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

The dappled sun was warming after a cool start and prey possibilities including smaller insects may have become active, too.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

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.

Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm
Daddy Long Legs Spider on Spotted Beebalm

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 14, 2022

Monarda punctata
Spotted Beebalm, Spotted Horsemint, Horsemint

 

Long-tailed Skipper

A number of butterflies, including this Long-tailed Skipper, were working a row of wildflowers at the edge of field at Botany Bay WMA. I do not know this flower, and spot metering on the insect left that bright white blown out.

Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper, Just a hint of the turquois visible at the base of his tail
Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper
Long-tailed Skipper

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area, SC
October 14, 2022