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Discussion in 'Nature' started by robertmwilliams, Sep 29, 2014.
A new friend comes to visit for a while
Yellow Spider and Web by Robert M. Williams, on Flickr
Nice. Haven't come across one this year yet. I usually only see them in Autumn.
Love the color on that guy
thats a creepy little fella ;D
We know them as Garden Orb Weavers. They are one of our larger native spiders, usually 4-5" measured diagonally across their legs. I know a guy who practically faints at the sight of spiders, so I always make sure to send him a pic when I find something like this.
4-5 inches across??!! Wow...that's a big sucker. I'd want to do that with a telephoto lens so I could keep my distance. Nice shot!
That's a monster.
Lol! Yeah, they are pretty good size, but the body is only about 1.5" fore-aft. The legs are just long. The female always hangs upside down with the front four legs paired on each side. Kinda cool, actually.