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Spooky Spider Series Revisited
updated: Oct 22, 2012, 11:51 AM

By Mike Shimer

Took these shots this morning was hoping some of our Ed Arachnid experts could tell me what it is. I didn't bother it and don't plan to just wondering who's hanging around

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 COMMENT 334298 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-22 11:58 AM

Just another plain old orb weaver.

 

 COMMENT 334361 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-22 02:21 PM

Yeah, plain old spiders. JEEZ. This is an amazing creature! Nice pics OP!

 

 COMMENT 334367 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-22 02:47 PM

In the first photo, the belly looks like there's a black face with orange eyes. And in the second, is that a smiley face? I love spiders.

 

 COMMENT 334471 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-22 06:46 PM

Really cool and amazing spider photos lately. Lovin' it.

 

 COMMENT 334522P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-22 11:00 PM

There's an orb weaver hanging just outside my french doors right this minute. I know she's waiting for me to go to bed, and when I wake up tomorrow, there will be a web from door jamb to door jamb.

Spiders rock!

@Dan39: LOVE it that you picked out that "smiley face." Now I see it, too. Thanks.

 

 COMMENT 334531P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-23 12:16 AM

Don't like spiders. Never have, never will, but greatly admire the work and precision they use on their webs. But, again, like to admire them from afar, maybe with binoculars! Getting a education from all these pictures thanks to you all for posting them.

 

 COMMENT 334581P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-23 08:57 AM

Dan, thanks for revealing the smiley face! I see it too!

 

 COMMENT 334592 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-23 09:18 AM

i spend a lot of time with my 3 1/2 year old looking at spiders...sometimes we take tiny leaves and make a smiley face with them in their webs. we have many of these golden orb weavers in our front yard....they're awesome!

 

 ACF agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-23 01:24 PM

I feel sorry when I ruin a web because someone once told me that spiders have only a finite amount of silk that has to last them a lifetime.

 

 COMMENT 334880 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-10-23 08:07 PM

Orb Weaver? Thanks. The patterns, cool, especially the smiley face. My grandson will appreciate that (&so do i).
We've had them on our clothesline for more than 20 years. October thru December, more or less. They make hundreds, if not thousands of babies. Considering how many survive in this yard, my guess is that the birds keep them under control. Along with the birds, spiders, in general, are a very handy insect control mechanism. Please appreciate them for their functionality, their contribution to our lives and the environment. Amen.

 

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