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Watch out, Little Miss Muffet

I wasn’t eating my curds and whey, but I did notice a beautiful specimen of the Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia) in a sunny spot in front of the house.   The light was just right so I grabbed the camera and took a few pictures.

First a dorsal view…

Garder Spider 2

And a side view….

Garden Sipder 1

If you look closely you can see the red and black mass she is feeding on – apparently the remains of an unlucky insect that got a little too close.

You can read more about this beautiful arachnid here.


5 Responses

  1. Wow, those are great pictures! Kind of creepy, but awesome at the same time.

  2. Creeeepy. I’m so not a bug person.

    But, I had to comment because I’m so glad to see you back! Was wondering where you’ve been. Hope you’ll stop by again soon.

  3. Those are amazing spider pics! They are beautiful.
    Spiders are great for the garden.

  4. Great spider macro shots!

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