red legged purse web spider
I had never seen a spider like this before. While I was taking pictures of it a toad came by and gobbled it up. After looking on your web site, I identified it as a red legged purse web spider. I feel bad that it may be endangered and I let the toad eat it.
We first want you to know that through the years, you have been one of our most consistant contributors. Even though we cannot post every image you send to us, nor sometimes even answer personally, you continue to send letters our way. This gorgeous Red Legged Purseweb Spider might be our favorite of all the photographs you have sent to us. Please do not apologize for your toad. That is nature, and far better than the unnecessary carnage photos we have received.