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blondesoprano, Contributor
City, state, country:
Tucson, AZ, USA

I'm not an expert, by any means! My husband and I have a very good eye for detail, however, and a lot of practical experience with a small group of certain bug friends (particularly AZ/Desert Brown spiders [Tucson's versions of the brown recluse] and bark scorpions.) Both of these have been frequently sighted in our home in the last 3 years, so we've started learning and researching as much as we can to get to know them better. As we have, we've begun to really become interested in spiders in particular, and enjoy our hobby of seeing if we can correctly ID various spp we find on the 'net! Knowledge is power, and it also means less fear! :) Hope you enjoy our photos!