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Insects, Spiders and Mollusks


Countless invertebrates, including bees, ants, wasps, butterflies, moths, beetles, spiders, and other arachnids, may be found at Edgewood. Below are a few of the notable creatures for which we have compiled detailed information on their appearance, behaviors, and their place within the ecosystem. Click on any of the images below to read an article about that particular creature.


Bay checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis)


Turret Spider (Antrodiaetus riversi)
© 2013 John C. Owicki


Banana slug (Ariolimax sp.)
© 2011 Martha Vercoutere

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