Unknown Arachnid above treeline. Never seen a spider like this before. 100m above Goat Pass hut.
on bigleaf maple
on red alder
Several large and small stem galls on a small Hoheria populnea.
This little guy decided to inspect the old lamp I was cleaning. Inside was a paper wasp nest. He is quite cute. He really blended in with the environment.
Arachnids are a class (Arachnida) of joint-legged invertebrate animals in the subphylum Chelicerata. All arachnids have eight legs, although the front pair of legs in some species has converted to a sensory function, while in other species, different appendages can grow large enough to take on the appearance of extra pairs of legs. The term is derived from the Greek word ἀράχνη (aráchnē), meaning "spider".