Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's A ? ... The Year In Photographs ... June 16, 2013.


There's an enormous web hanging out in the courtyard.  Right in the middle is the strangest sight.


I'm not exactly sure what it is.  Is it predator or prey?


Spider, captured insect or egg sac?  Thoughts anyone?

9 comments:

  1. Wow! This looks very curious! I don't know what it is either.
    It looks like a spider with a fancy goth-like backpack :)

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    1. Love your description, Dewberry. It does have a rather fancy back pack!

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  2. the only thing I'm sure about is what you already said: it is the strangest sight! Fabulous and intriguing photos!

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    1. It certainly caught my eye, Catmint.

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  3. It's an Australian Jewel Spider, Austracantha minax. This type just love stringing a few web lines across paths and then sitting in the middle!

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    1. Ah, thank you Helen. It was way up high and so small that I found it hard to see it clearly. I've googled your suggestion and that matches perfectly. Interesting little creature.

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  4. Looks like an armored spider! Curious thing.

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  5. Wow, the children in your class would love to see this! Spiders were always a favorite to study, all so different in looks and where they live.

    Eileen

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  6. No likey spiders!!!!!!!!!!! Back away slowly!

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