Sunday, July 01, 2012

A spider web in the sunset

Hackled orb weaver
This rather unassuming little spider has made a small web under the eaves on my front porch.

In the evening, the setting sun hits the web and lights it like a prism. I have been trying to take pictures of the colors in the glowing strands.

Hackled orb weaver

Hackled orb weaver

Hackled orb weaver
Here she is from the front. She's a hackled orb weaver, Uloborus diversus. At rest, she stretches 4 legs out in front, and tucks the other 4 next to her abdomen.
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