There are pictures of spiders coming. You have been warned 😀
Panama is not the place to be if you don’t like bugs and critters. I have never seen such an interesting variety of bugs as we have here. There are some big ones, and some so tiny you can’t see how beautiful they are until you take a photo and enlarge it. I never knew there were so many kinds of bees, or ants. All of them are pretty mellow though and I don’t get bitten or stung unless I disturb an ant nest when I’m out gardening.
But, I will start with some critters.
This little guy was on the window sill by the lamp waiting for something tasty to come along.
This baby iguana was on the bushes between our house and the house next door.
Handsome fellow, isn’t he?
Nothing like an iguana on a metal roof to make you wonder what is stampeding across your house! He ducked down when he saw me but you can still see his head right in the middle of the picture
Then he went to the other side of the house and peeked at me from under the papaya tree.
The iguana in the last picture decided it was time to go, so it jumped off the roof to the ground, ran across the yard and through the chain link fence, and disappeared into the woods.
This beautiful butterfly was at my friend’s house looking our the window
This grasshopper was on a fallen flower on my car
I noticed one morning that something was eating the lime seedlings in their pot… again.. *sigh* It didn’t take me long to spot these strange looking little caterpillars, this one on the edge of the pot.
This one was on a seedling, and you can see it’s already done quite a job on the leaf in front.
This little centipede was also running around in the pot, fast enough that I was lucky to get a photo. It looks like it is wearing a beaded hat and face covering. I don’t know if this is normal. I’ll have to keep an eye out for others to see if they are the same.
The caterpillars were relocated to a large citrus tree in the back yard where there are more leaves than they could ever eat.
Time for spiders!
This really big one was found on the back side of the house, just hanging out.
These interesting spiders spin webs quite frequently in our yard.
What an interesting underside!
This one has become a friend of sorts, and has visited my outside table quite a few times.
This one is really cool!
It can run fast and jump high
Look at that face! I don’t know what is going on with all those extra parts in front
Flies are fast and I can’t get them without a fly swatter. But, the spider disappeared down the side of the table and returned shortly with a fly in its grasp!
I guess this explains the extra parts below his face. How fast do you have to be to catch a fly, and how strong to run around with it in your grasp?
Just when I think I’ve seen the coolest spider, another even more interesting one comes along! I love having an outside office where I never know what is going to visit me next.
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