Natural History Photographs

Philanthus triangulum
Authority:(Fabricius, 1775)
Amstelveen, the Netherlands; 19 May 2007.
Early male looking for females.
Amstelveen, the Netherlands; 1 July 2007.
Male and female in copula.
Amstelveen, the Netherlands; 28 & 11 - 15 June 2007. Females at their nest site.
Amstelveen, the Netherlands;
28 & 11 - 15 June 2007.
I'm not sure what the white fluffy stuff at this male's thorax is, but I expect it indicates a very recent emergence from pupa. This male was continuously running up and down grass stems, with the abdomen in contact with the stem. My interpretation is that this male is leaving behind some scent trail, for whatever reason. Notice the wide open jaws which surround the grass stem.
Philanthus venustus
Dunes near Karadere, Turkey; 7 June 2009. Male.
Yukansalat, Turkey; 4 June 2010. Female.