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loving the colours of my washing on the line in the bokeh behind this spider

Spider in Web. Taken using the reverse lens macro technique.

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The spider species Argiope aurantia is commonly known as the yellow garden spider, black and yellow garden spider, golden garden spider,writing spider, corn spider, or McKinley spider. It is common to the contiguous United States, Hawaii, southern Canada, Mexico, and Central America. It has distinctive yellow and black markings on the abdomen and a mostly white cephalothorax. Its scientific Latin name translates to "gilded silver-face" (the genus name Argiope meaning "silver-face", while the specific epithet aurantia means "gilded"). Males range from 5–9 mm (0.20–0.35 in); females range from 19–28 mm (0.75–1.10 in). These spiders may bite if disturbed or harassed, but the venom is seemingly harmless to humans.


Spider Pavilion. The Los Angeles Natural History Museum. California.

Found a spider hanging from our roof late at night


This spider was in a web next to the trail down toward the river, awaiting a victim in its web. It was a bit windy, so I had to take several shots before I got enough of it in focus to be satisfied; fortunately, it was patient!

Just a little spider.... wonderful creatures they are ;-))

If someone knows what kind of spider this is, please let me know.

During our night tour in the Yatama Ecolodge we saw a lot of things, snakes, frogs, animals and spiders. This spider has my attention for the face on his back, it is funny to discover things like that.

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Wasp spider ♀ (EN)

The wasp spider (argiope bruennichi) is a species of orb-web spider distributed throughout central Europe, northern Europe, north Africa, parts of Asia, the Azores archipelago, as well as recent sightings in North American states such as North Carolina and Ohio. Like many other members of the genus Argiope, it shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen.


The spider builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour. The prominent zigzag shape called the stabilimentum, or web decoration, featured at the centre of the orb is of uncertain function, though it may be to attract insects. When a prey item is first caught in the web, the wasp spider will quickly immobilise its prey by wrapping it in silk. The prey is then bitten and then injected with a paralysing venom and a protein-dissolving enzyme.


Wespspin ♀ (NL)

De wespspin (Argiope bruennichi) wordt ook wel wespenspin of tijgerspin genoemd. De naam 'wespspin' heeft alles te maken met het uiterlijk; de spin kan niet steken en de beet is ongevaarlijk voor mensen. De wespspin is een van de grootste Europese spinnen. Vrouwtjes worden ongeveer 15 millimeter lang, mannetjes zijn dofbruin en veel kleiner, ze worden maximaal 5 millimeter. Vanwege hun geringe grootte worden de mannetjes maar zelden opgemerkt.


De wespspin komt oorspronkelijk uit het Middellandse Zeegebied, maar heeft zich verspreid naar het noorden tot in Noorwegen en komt in grote delen van Europa voor, ook in Nederland en België, zij het niet in grote aantallen. Zelfs in Groot-Brittannië wordt de spin sinds de jaren 20 aangetroffen, terwijl de Noordzee voor veel dieren een grote barrière is. Met name op zonnige plekken is deze spin te vinden. In Nederland was deze soort vrij zeldzaam, ze werd pas in 1980 ontdekt in Limburg. In tegenstelling tot hun zuidelijke soortgenoten zijn wespspinnen in het noorden van Europa niet het hele jaar door te vinden. Omdat het aantal warme maanden er beperkt is, hebben de noordelijke spinnen ook minder tijd om te groeien en blijven ze kleiner dan de spinnen uit het zuiden.


De wespspin richt zich qua voedsel vooral op springende en laagvliegende prooien zoals sprinkhanen, libellen en kevers, die tussen de grassen leven. De wespspin hangt altijd ondersteboven in het wielweb, dat te herkennen is aan de twee extra zigzag matjes die straalsgewijs vanuit het centrum zijn aangebracht. Deze worden het stabiliment genoemd. De exacte functie hiervan is niet precies bekend; zo zouden de witte banden insecten aantrekken door uv-licht te weerkaatsen, ook is geopperd dat door het stabiliment het web zichtbaarder is voor grotere landdieren, die er minder snel doorheen lopen en het web vernielen. Het stevige web kost de spin meer moeite om te bouwen dan soorten zonder stabiliment. Als een te zware prooi in het web terechtkomt, bijt de spin snel de draden door zodat de prooi niet het hele web vernielt. Het web wordt vanwege de voorkeur voor sprinkhanen dicht boven de grond tussen grashalmen en stengels gespannen.



Spider: "This is all mine!!!!!"

Me: "Oke, spider, but can I take your picture instead?"


And so it happened ;-))

it was fast :)

i wonder if anyone knows this species???

Happy Webnesday! Have a great day This one looked like it had a very grumpy face on it's back! ;0) spinning her web to catch the unsuspecting! One from my archives, but I have no idea where I even took the photo. Probably somewhere in Lougheed area of Burnaby, BC.

It is not one of my favourite subjects yet decided to give the photo a try. It is not easy to get a good shot at any time.

Like jewels on the spiders web!

Lough Ree, Roscommon, Ireland

Garden spider (Araneus diadematus) sitting on her web at Gloucester park. September is a great time to spot spiders outside and inside, although not everyone I know agrees with me that there's anything great about spiders!

On a camping/photography trip to the Dolores Canyon near Gateway, CO, I started out as usual. Up early, coffee, and then walk around, to see what is up and about. I found this one in her web, waiting for someone to happen by and get snared.

Ich war vor einigen Wochen vor Sonnenaufgang öfter an der Ruhr.. dort ist mir diese Spinne in Ihrem Netz aufgefallen.. Wollte schon länger mal ein solches Bild machen.. was bei Sonnenaufgang passierte, seht ihr die Tage :-)


To my english speaking followers: should I translate the text under my images?

This spider was sitting in the centre of a web on a footpath gate in Bala. The web looked like the work of the common garden orb web spider, but the colour and patternation of the spider look different. Many thanks to Alan Thornhill for the ID of Larinoides sp., most likely Larinioides sclopetarius (bridge spider).

Spider Wasp female (Agiope bruennecti)


Not the sharpest photo but have never seen this species before so taken as reference point at Lakenheath Fen.

Looks as if prey is a wasp and about to be eaten?

first day of my new machine sony A6300


macro photography


like if you like :)


If you don't live in the south of England there's a good chance you still regard the wasp spider as exotic or even rare, but my new Britain's Spiders book rates it as common within its range. Certainly they were not hard to find on a recent visit to RSPB Arne.


Worth a [Z]oom.

My Yard.


Many thanks to all who take the time to view, comment and fave my images. Enjoy the day.


Is Happy Spider Saturday a thing? If not, it should be a thing.

Having trouble deciding which of these photos I like the best, so they're both going up.

Spinne unbekannter Art im Burleigh Head Nationalpark, Queensland, Australien


Spider of unknown species seen in Burleigh Head National Park, Queensland, Australia

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