These LARGE spiders, often found in association with low-growing shrubs, are found throughout the southern half of the U.S.
The smaller males can be easily distinguished from the females based on the presence of large bulbous pedipalps.
This harmless species may play a significant role in control of pest species during outbreaks.
One of the great things about BugShot 2012 was the “Toy Room.” Set up and manned throughout several days by John Abbott, theToy Room had numerous set-ups for studio work. John is an extraordinarily congenial and supportive guy who tirelessly shares his expertise and passion with others. BTW, I was equally impressed by his ability to go without sleep for days on end!