Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca

Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca (http://www.pets.ca/forum/index.php)
-   Pet free photography (http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=68)
-   -   Bendyfoot, Hazel spider ID Please (http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=71890)

Love4himies August 8th, 2010 11:27 AM

Bendyfoot, Hazel spider ID Please
 
1 Attachment(s)
I have this beautiful spider making it's home in my planter. Any idea what kind it is?

[ATTACH]68204[/ATTACH]

Love4himies August 8th, 2010 11:31 AM

It is just so darn beautiful, I treat it like my pet :laughing: :cloud9:

bendyfoot August 8th, 2010 11:51 AM

LOL, my internet connection is so slow, but all I needed to see was the tip of the abdomen to recognize this beauty! You've got a lovely Yellow Garden Orbweaving Spider, [I]Argiope aurentia[/I] . Garden Spiders are very striking, and make some of the most interesting webs, often with elaborate sunbursts and zigzags called a "stabilimentum"; yours is making two vertical zigzags out of the centre point. Nice find!

Love4himies August 8th, 2010 11:53 AM

[QUOTE=bendyfoot;942779]LOL, my internet connection is so slow, but all I needed to see was the tip of the abdomen to recognize this beauty! You've got a lovely Yellow Garden Orbweaving Spider, [I]Argiope aurentia[/I] . Garden Spiders are very striking, and make some of the most interesting webs, often with elaborate sunbursts and zigzags called a "stabilimentum"; yours is making two vertical zigzags out of the centre point. Nice find![/QUOTE]

You are right, the web is just as beautiful as the spider. Very successful in finding, ummmm, food in it's web :thumbs up

Frenchy August 8th, 2010 12:24 PM

awww I love those ! I used to have 2-3 of them every summer when I had the pool , they would make their web between the pool and the patio deck. Since I took down the pool , I haven't seen any around :(

hazelrunpack August 8th, 2010 04:03 PM

Wow, that is a gorgeous spider. Glad you could identify it, bendy--I don't know beans about spiders... :thumbs up How big is it, L4H?

Love4himies August 8th, 2010 04:07 PM

From tip to tip of legs 1.5 inches. I call it the "goldfinch of spiders" :cloud9:

chico2 August 8th, 2010 04:10 PM

L4H,he is beautiful,do what we did one year,a beautiful spider spun a web between 2 of my cedars,we called her Charlotte and put a little sign in front of it saying"Don't touch Charlottes web":laughing:
This was when my kids were young and all the neighborhood kids came to look at Charlotte:laughing:


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:21 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.