Wednesday, October 12, 2005
I see you.
This is a Black and Yellow Garden spider, a.k.a. Black and Yellow Argiope, a.k.a. Golden Garden spider, a.k.a. Golden Orb Weaver, a.k.a. Writing Spider (Argiope aurantia).
She was in the middle of the path where I was walking, and I wanted to photograph her in the middle of her web. But Jasmine had other ideas and disturbed it, making her flee to hide among the leaves.
According to this website, these spiders eat their webs every night and rebuild the next day.
The males of the species look quite different.
They look a bit scary, but aren't dangerous unless you're a fly.