6 comments for “Big Spider

  1. September 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    is it the same as this one?
    http://addktd2books.blogspot.com/2010/09/arachnophobia.html
    just saw it on another friend’s blog last week. I can’t tell if the spider is the same, but the web looks similar. Must be the season.
    very cool.

  2. September 13, 2010 at 9:32 am

    It was huge. Tried multiple times to get a good shot of her, but she was not very photogenic.

    It is very cool. Need to go back out and see if she is still there.

  3. September 13, 2010 at 9:35 am

    I think it is the same! From your buddy’s blog:

    “Anyway, it didn’t take long before I figured out exactly what kind of spider I was dealing with. The bright yellow body and the way she sat upside down were good clues, but more telling was the zigzagging webbing pattern. My little gal is a common black and yellow garden spider, also known as an argiope. They show up in the fall and tend to die soon before or after the first freeze *sticks tongue out at hubby*. They’re non-threatening to humans and are really good for the garden – though after all the mosquito bites I got on Monday she wasn’t doing her job that well.”

  4. September 13, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Mine also had the prominent zigzag. And like in her picture, there was a little wrapped up cocoon thing in her web. I watched her making it! I am not clear on if she was wrapping up her prey to save for later?

    VERY cool.

  5. September 18, 2010 at 8:05 am

    awesome! I think they do sometimes wrap something up and snack on it for a while…
    uugh.

  6. September 20, 2010 at 9:51 am

    She’s still there! Love her.

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