Saturday, September 20, 2008

Camera Critters - Post 82


Come Into My Parlor
Said the Spider to the Fly.
(click to enlarge)

I discovered this Orb Spider (9/24/08 correction: not an Orb Spider, but an Argiope aurantia, commonly known as the Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider or Corn Spider) lurking among the leaves of my day lilies, waiting for some tasty (to her) little bug to wander into her "parlor." She stayed here for several days, until the rain from Hurricane Ike destroyed her web. I've not been out to the garden yet to see if she's rebuilt it.
Camera Critters is the creation of Misty Dawn. To see others' photos for this week, visit here.

35 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

spooky

Yen said...

I like it! Love the black against the green:)Mine is here. Happy CC!~

Faye Pekas said...

Shes beautiful and what a strange web.

My Camera Critters is here

Old Lady Lincoln said...

We have two that look like her sisters in our tomato plants. Have a great week-end.

Dina said...

Look at its markings, wow.
My leg got bitten by a brown recluse in Arkansas, so I'm not a big fan of spiders.

bobbie said...

I hope she rebuilds. Spiders are amazing creatures.

Reader Wil said...

This is a very good shot, very sharp. Hopefully is she able to rebuild her web. Have a nice weekend!

Minkydo said...

She's pretty as far as spiders go. *lol*

Cathy said...

Great shot! I had a black widow that insisted on building her web between the side of the house and the gas meter. I'm okay with spiders...as long as I know where they are! LOL

Carletta said...

A 'sewing spider' I call those. Doesn't it look like a zig-zag stitch?
Marvelous image!

storyteller said...

What a wonderful capture! Thanks for sharing. Mine’s up at Small Reflections … finally.
Hugs and blessings,

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Wow. I don't like spiders, but she's beautiful.

Anna said...

Great picture! I think I'll stay away, though.

ratmammy said...

oooh! good photo (but i do hate spiders... they scare me!)

Kerri said...

Great shot!! Very unique!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

That is one scary looking spider. Pretty, but scary.

babooshka said...

Rather you than me. Great catch

Dar's Foto Faze said...

Great shot. I really like spiders, they are fascinating creatures.

April said...

I like the Orb Spider. Beautiful photos of both spider and web!

Tootie said...

I've watched that type of spider a lot. It's amazing to watch them make their web and also how they wrap up a critter that gets caught in it before they can get away.

Tink *~*~* said...

So amazing - part of it looks like a strand of DNA!

Tink *~*~*
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Ladynred said...

That's nice looking spider!

Aileni said...

Very handsome creature. Orbs seem to have the looks, even here.

Klaus said...

Great capture! They build so interesting webs!
Well done!
Have a great weekend!
Cheers, Klaus

i beati said...

strangely lovely sandy

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Such a good shot of the spider!

Louise said...

This is my favorite kind of spider, and I miss seeing them. Thanks for sharing yours!

Misty Dawn said...

These spiders are gorgeous, aren't they? I love their colors. Great capture of it!

Rhea said...

I love that spider quote. hehe I used to say it all the time.

Neat close-up photo. Impressive!

Gallicissa said...

I have similar garden spiders in my home garden too. This look like an Agiope sp.of some kind.

Cool capture, Pat!

JC said...

I saw one of these in the bushes at the post office the other day and wonder what kind of spider it was. Thanks for the picture and the information.

Jeannelle said...

Oh, a fascinating spider and web photo! Good job, Pat! We have these black and yellow arachnids living in the weeds around here, too.

lisaschaos said...

She has a GREAT looking web! Love these spiders, just not on me. :)

Hilary said...

That's a wonderful shot. A little creepy but so well captured. :)

Gallicissa said...

I should have written the genus of the spider as Argiope