Thursday, December 14, 2006

Another jeweled Spider

Another one of these spiders decided to set up a web near the garage, only this one's higher up and out of the way and she's a deep red-orange instead of a bright yellow. FYI, These spiders are really very common around here... or at least around my house. I looked them up and it turns out that they're called Jewel or jeweled Spiders, Latin name Astracantha minax.

Here's a small article and here're some more sightings.

Also, the anoles (a local lizard) are out and about again since it's warming up, but they're all so skinny from hibernating! I'll try and get a photo of one if they put on some more weight before a front comes through.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, no, i dislike spider~~~
but if you are talking about spiderman....:P
hee hee...

shanghai daily photo

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never seen a spider like that in my life!'s creepy looking.

1:48 PM  

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