Monday, September 07, 2009

The Perfect St Andrew's Cross Web

Not many people will get excited at seeing a large spider sitting on its web. Then again, I not like many people. Came upon this large St. Andrew's Cross spider with a perfect web on Island Country Club Road. Fantastic opportunity to photograph this spider with relatively good lighting and background that allowed me to photograph the spider from both sides. It had already sucked its breakfast dry.Day two, the same spider with a large breakfast this time. The web is slightly damaged probably from the struggle that the Katydid put up before the spider over powered it by wrapping it up in silk.Close up of the unfortunate Katydid all wrapped up.Click St. Andrew's Cross spider to find out more on the spider such as how it got its name and how to tell male from female.

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