Zigging and Zagging

I love the zigzag web this spider makes.  The zigzag is call a stabilimentum and the web radiates out from it. The spider is the yellow garden spider (Argiop aurantia).  This one is probably a female as she is really large.  The spider eats bugs, as well as small green anoles and geckos.  I almost always have one on the potted plants next to the porch.


13 Comments on “Zigging and Zagging”

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’ve only found a few of these, but I think they’re wonderful. There are other shapes, too. I have a couple of photos of little round ones, which I’ve always meant to identify. Now might be the time.

    • I love spider webs and enjoy watching them weave. Oh and weeks later…I was just thinking about your clothesline post. I spend time in Amish country and always love to drive by the farms on wash day. Their clothes lines are rigged so the wash is up high. I think is to keep the barnyard animals from getting into it.

  2. Tina says:

    Great shot. I usually have these lovely spiders, but haven’t seen any this year.

  3. Deb says:

    I have this gross- intriguing relationship with spiders! Their webs are amazing but don’t walk into them and spider ‘s while masters at spinning are so so creepy!😄

  4. pbmgarden says:

    Great photo. These are intriguing but scary to “almost” back into, which is how I usually discover them.

  5. Silk,I love it. My mother used to call those writing spiders. I was terrified of them as a child.

  6. Stunning. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one.

  7. Sheryl says:

    Wow, I’ve never seen a spider web that looks like this. I hadn’t realized how much variation there is in spider webs across different types of spiders.


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