So I had to go all the way to Mexico to find a winter critter worthy of Roda’s Challenge! Well, perhaps I am exaggerating just a bit. But this little leaf guy really was quite friendly and hung out at our host home all day.
I realize this makes two consecutive days that I have highlighted a spider and that was not my original intent. But when I went to get the mail from the box, which is at the end of our very long, very steep driveway, I ran across this guy. He managed to get the prime spot along the driveway that gets the most insect traffic. It is a really windy day here and this shot was hard to frame, but I think you can appreciate the large abdomen with its interesting markings. I have no idea what species this is but I will be watching to see if he gets this prime spot again! Location, location, location!