Monday, June 23, 2008
Early Summer-sized Orb Weaver
This small orb weaver spider is among the first of the year, found suspended in its beautifully constructed miniature web between the pittosporum and the crassula. I believe the species is Neoscoma oaxacensis, based on last year's fully-growns and the general appearance of this tiny (about 1/4" or so) thing.
Here is another view of the same spider waiting on a pittosporum leaf for its next victim to shake the web and send vibrations down the silk lines to the tarsa barely touching them.