Friday, April 27, 2012

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

This is going on outside my dining room window...
It hasn't been disturbed for about a week and I hope it remains there.
This is in the center of the web...
Here's a somewhat fuzzy close-up...
Is it my imagination, or does it look like a smiley face on the back of the spider?
It's called a  Spiny orb-weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis

I'll keep you updated on the happy little spider! 
UPDATE: I just got home from the Garden Show and discovered that someone has destroyed the spider web. I'm sad.

5 comments:

Cassi Renee said...

That's beautiful. Definitely a smiley face.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Spider webs are fascinating... especially if I don't walk into them at face level. ;)
Great capture!

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Monnik said...

Awesome pictures! hopefully the spider will rebuild in the same location. :)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Awww. Sorry the web got destroyed. It was a work of art!