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Happy Halloween

October 31, 2009

“I’ll get you, my little pretty…”
spider

I want to say that’s a quote from the Wizard of Oz, but it’s repeated so much that I’m not sure. If you look closely, you may find the spider’s dinner, caught in her web. This is a female argiope. The male is much smaller and builds a linear, zig-zag looking web onto the female’s web.

I realize that this little guy is a fabulous devourer of insects in the garden, and entirely harmless, but I was very happy to find him out on a walk. Now that I’ve looked him up, I wouldn’t mind wouldn’t be completely freaked out if I found one in my garden. I’d still go out of my way to go around her, though.

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  1. October 31, 2009 8:19 pm

    I love argiopes, and this is a beautiful photo.

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