"A Beacon in the Desert"
It was hard to miss this beautifully-colored orb weaver in
the middle of the dry, fox-tail covered desert at
Promontory Point, Utah. She shown like a beacon and I had
never seen one like it with this orange coloring.
The spider was not spooked in the least when I started taking
This is just a side view of the spider. I went over to another
bush after this to take a picture of a
blister beetle I had seen land and when I turned back to the spider,
this is what I saw:
Shehad captured a Cuckoo Wasp and the coloring of that wasp only added
to the beauty of the spider. Cuckoo
Wasps were en masse in the area, moving through all the bushes quickly
were scanning for food. All photos © Carol Davis,
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