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Friday, August 26, 2005

Really pretty spider web

Nice work by this young spider; probably Neoscona oxacensis, the common orb weaver. Notice how fine and close together the strands of silk are: this web was about 18" in diameter.



On the other hand, this other spider's lair isn't so pretty at least by our standards: No geometry, no gossamer sheet wafting in the slightest breeze. Just a down and dirty trap all stuck together with dead rose leaves and withered petals, prey carcasses, old wadded up silk, all providing a hideout for its occupant . . . whose name I do not know.

9 comments:

spt said...

...I like the pictures. Cool 'blog'...keep it up. Have a blessed day!

K said...

That's a great picture!! Wow.

Maria said...

What a fantastic picture! (Even though spiders are scary.) Great blog!

Angela Rose said...

Awesome picture! I've had tons of these in my garden, and I had no clue what they were... :) Thanks!

Ibu said...

Great pictures, impressive writings. My 9 year old son is interested in spider too. I wonder if he'll still be when he's 25 or if it's just spiderman fad .... Keep the pictures coming will you?

KAS said...

Great pictures!

Keep up the good work :)

AAAALIMA S.R.L. said...

Great blog, super pictures...go ahead!!!

im da queen of da world said...

to tell you honestly i really love what is posted on your page i was really fascinate with those things and you have enlightened me! really!

astrid said...

though i can swear i HATE bugs, or anything with more than 4 legs for that matter, i enjoyed your blog. it's cool, though some of the pics were pretty creepy...