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Mammals    Birds     Reptiles     Amphibians      Fish    Insects   Spiders     Dragonflies     Grasshoppers     Butterflies     Crayfish

NOTE: There is no collecting, fishing, or hunting on the preserve. If you see any animal or plant on the preserve, please take only pictures and memories. Do not disturb nesting birds. Do not go off trail.

Creepy, crawly, arthropods with eight legs and four eyes; spiders evoke a sense of abject fear and fascination. Although no one has undertaken a spider survey on the Kern River Preserve, our staff has found and photographed many species. Join us as we discover the world of these web making creatures.

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods

Class Arachnida - Arachnids - Spiders, Ticks, Scorpions

Jumping Spider

Salticidae Family

Jumping Spider

Salticidae Family

Jumping Spider

Salticidae Family

 

Jumping Spider

Salticidae Family

 

Western widow

Latrodectus hesperus

Western widow

Latrodectus hesperus

Golden Orb-weaver

Argiope aurantia

Common Orb Weaver

Neoscona crucifera

Common Orb Weaver

Neoscona crucifera

Common Orb Weaver

Neoscona crucifera

Tarantula

Aphonopelma iodius

Tarantula

Aphonopelma iodius

 

Whitebanded Crab Spider

Misumenoides formosipes

Whitebanded Crab Spider

Misumenoides formosipes

 

 

 

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