Tuesday, October 21, 2008

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(anyone have any idea what kind of spider this is?)

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Black and Yellow Garden spider?

http://www.ehow.com/how_4547983_identify-louisiana-spiders.html

Pretty.

painted maypole said...

ah... a google search for "yellow spotted odd shaped spider" leads me to believe that it is a "Gasteracantha cancriformis" - otherwise known as a spinyback orb weaver

what did I ever do before google?

JCK said...

I call it a big ol' spider.

Melissa said...

That's not a big spider...but is cool looking!

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the dragonfly said...

Eek!

I try to avoid identifying spiders when I can. I actually try to avoid looking at spiders when I can.

Did I ever tell you about finding the black widow in my kitchen when we lived in Bakersfield...and how I killed it with Windex? I'm such a brave girl. I do believe I emptied half the bottle on that poor spider...

another good thing said...

Orb weavers are fascinating to watch. We have a lot here in THE ATL. Their bites hurt though.
more pics here:
http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/orb_weaver_spiders_araneidae

Amy Y said...

Cool pics! I must say, though, that I am glad that spider is at your house and not mine. :)

alejna said...

Gorgeous! But I have no clue what kind of spider.

susiej said...

I don't know! But that is one wicked looking spider. So cool that you got this shot!

Kathryn said...

Um. I don't know. A big, fat, scary spider?

imbeingheldhostage said...

Yes, I know those by the name, "aaaaagh!!!" and you say it while running away.
Gosh, I can't believe you didn't know that.

Rima said...

Hey, you're getting pretty darn good with that camera of yours!

flutter said...

I don't know, but it scared the crap outta me

womaninawindow said...

Yes, those of the freakish-horrificus brand. eeee.

Kyla said...

We get those, too! I don't mind them too much, they stay outside and keep to themselves.

Angela said...

Beautiful pictures!

Jennifer said...

Scary Spider, would be my guess.

Gorgeous photos!

niobe said...

Great, great photos.

And just about the only thing I know about spiders is that they usually have eight eyes (though some have six).

Louise said...

That is the most unusual spider I have ever seen!