Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Ominous Shadow


Looking down onto my Virginia Creeper, I was struck by this unique shadow on one of its leaves. In getting closer to appreciate it, I saw the intricate details of the perpetrator of this shadow - quite special, yet so easily overlooked. It's a mere .35 inches in size. My fascination continued to the point where I HAD to find out what out was ... It's called Micrathena sagittata, a spiny orbweaver.



Personally, I think the shadow is more ominous-looking than the actual spider ... how about you?


4 comments:

Wendy said...

Incredible photo! I just have finally figured out how to post a comment.....I have only been reading your entries in my own email....lol...I love all your posts and pictures they brighten my day!

Shelley Burbank said...

The spider’s markings are beautiful.

Deb said...

It's so good to hear you're enjoying it, Wendy. I LOVE maintaining and posting on my blog - it gives me purpose and focus.

Deb said...

Yes, Shelley, I thought the spider was lovely to look at, too. So small and obscure, despite the brilliant markings.