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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Orb Weaver

About a year ago I posted a photo of a common house fly so this year, in order to honor the equal time for opposing parties rule, I am posting a photo of a spider. This particular spider built and maintains his web just outside my door so I see him every day. My spider identification skills are rudimentary at best but it appears this is a member of the Orb Weaver family. However since there are over 3,000 species in this family I will not attempt a more specific identification. Whenever I focus in on insects I am amazed at how hairy they are!


JoJo said...

*shudder* I like taking pics of dew covered webs...but not their inhabitants!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice little pet.

William Kendall said...

Terrific detail shot!