...and it's gone.
We strike out again. Last time I saw it, it was still about a week away or more from entering the chrysalis stage, it should still be there.
Thoroughly dejected, I scan everywhere for it, even on the cage protecting the Spicebush from the deer...
...and I find this!
|Holy guacamole, I sure am glad I didn't bump into this thing, it was right under my nose as I leaned into the cage looking for the caterpillar!|
|Here's a view from it's under-side, look at that hourglass and long, needle-like legs, surely it is...|
|Here's a look at the top-side.|
|Here's a side view. The abdomen looks...strange, too thin maybe. Most Black Widows that I've seen have larger, roundish abdomens.|
|In the immortal words of Ice Cube..."You betta check yo self befo you wreck yo self"!|