Montana Outdoors

June 29, 2008

Tiny neighbors

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:01 pm

A few evenings ago these little aircraft showed up near our back door, drawn by the fluorescent light from a bug zapper. Fortunately, they were too large to fit between the shield bars but stayed around long enough for a photo.

Evening visitor

Evening visitor

On a wood cutting trip into the high country on the same day, this Bear Grass blossom just had to be photographed with its tiny resident, a yellow Crab Spider.

Bear Grass & visitor

We share this world with some interesting little neighbors!


  1. Insects are truly fascinating and beautiful creatures, but I prefer to “enjoy” the spiders from a very long distance or simply in photos (if I can bring myself to look). It’s a shame arachnophobia is so powerful within me. I can almost appreciate their beauty at times. The moths are lovely.


    Comment by Tabbie — June 29, 2008 @ 3:31 pm

  2. There are a few spiders that I don’t care for, especially the Daddy Long Legs (which tent to bite a lot) and the Black Widow, which is quite dangerous, but I appreciate the others for all of the other insects that they rid us of. I think they’re here to balance the insect world.


    Comment by montucky — June 29, 2008 @ 5:27 pm

  3. Pretty! (From a distance.)


    Comment by Patia — June 29, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

  4. The little crab spiders are cool, if you’re not an insect, that is.


    Comment by montucky — June 29, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

  5. Indeed spiders are essential for balance in nature.


    Comment by Tabbie — June 30, 2008 @ 2:02 am

  6. We have an occasional wolf spider in the house, usually the bathroom and I always carefully move it outside where it can do more good and not spook anyone.


    Comment by montucky — June 30, 2008 @ 7:22 am

  7. I do try to save them and not kill them, or get someone to save them for me 😛


    Comment by Tabbie — June 30, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  8. My wife, too, wants to save them, but she calls me to move them, and that’s OK with me!


    Comment by montucky — June 30, 2008 @ 3:24 pm

  9. Very cool shots Terry, the patterns in the moths are amazing, wonderful images !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 30, 2008 @ 11:03 pm

  10. Yes, I love to see them and wonder at the diversity… and why.


    Comment by montucky — June 30, 2008 @ 11:26 pm

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