Thursday, August 27, 2009

Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)



Robber flies aren't always predators. Sometimes they can be prey, like this one captured by a female Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)


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12 comments:

gwendolen said...

Go spider woman :)

K T Cat said...

Great photo!

MObugs said...

awesome shot Marvin, I love these gorgeous spiders---this coming from self-proclaimed hater of spiders. I've found two of these in the gardens so far. One is still VERY small.

laughingwolf said...

she's a beauty, marvin :)

Steve B said...

Wow, this is almost like the one I'm posting in the next couple of days, except my has all black legs. Mine was HUGE!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The world does take care of itself if it is allowed to.

TSannie said...

They make the most spectacular webs I've ever seen.

Louise said...

My favorite spiders. I love to watch them spin their prey.

Lana Gramlich said...

I love spiders & this is a great shot! They have a lot to teach us, where patience, hard work & perserverance are concerned. I don't think we could ever match their speed (when they need it,) though.

birdy said...

A very stunning picture indeed. some people scared of spiders, but personally I love watching and capturing them.

AphotoAday said...

I bet that Yellow Garden Spider could make quick work of these two houseflies that have been driving me bonkers all morning...

Moe said...

Gorgeous! I have this species set to post in a few days!