From the daily archives: "Friday, April 22, 2016"

Subject: Ladybird Spider
Location: Chania, Crete
April 21, 2016 11:40 am
Hi,
Today at the University I saw this spider. Curious about how it looks I ended up in your page and learned it’s somehow rare to find. So, if its in any way good, I’m sending you an image and a short clip of this beautiful specimen.
Loved your website, straight to bookmarks.
Signature: José

Ladybird Spider

Ladybird Spider

Dear José,
Thank you for submitting your awesome image of a male Ladybird Spider,
Eresus sandaliatus.

Subject: Colorful unknown insect
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
April 22, 2016 4:32 am
This bug was on the garage door frame yesterday. It was about 10cm long and 4-5 cm wide.
Signature: Gramma Patty

Luna Moth

Luna Moth

Dear Gramma Patty,
This gorgeous creature is a male Luna Moth, one of our favorite insects.  We just posted our first Luna Moth image of the season a few days ago.