A short photo hike at Big Pine Tract with an incredible find.
Green Lynx Spiderlings
Each egg sac contains hundreds of spiderlings and well defended by their mother.
Mating season in July, eggs are laid in September, hatching and dispersal between November and early January, and growth from January to June.
After going through their instar stages (life stages| molting egg, postembryo..etc), these spiderlings have a long way to go for such a short amount of life, just one year.
First time I have seen this fly at Chassahowitzka WMA, at first I thought it was a Robber Fly. So with a little bit of research, I found this to be a Hunchback Bee Fly.
I think this Bee fly is a little big for that juvenile Green Lynx spider, got to give it credit for its encouragement.
So from what I read… These flies gather towards yellow colored flowers. The flower above is a Leavenworth’s Tickseed..
Flies like this Hunchback Bee Fly are great pollinators and rarely get the credit they deserve. So here’s to all those Hunchback Bee Flies.. “You are appreciated!”
There is not a whole lot of information about this moth…
If I do come across some information, this post will be updated.