Argiope (three photos)
Male and Female
I think this pair was getting ready to mate. This is the
closest I have ever come to photographing the ritual.
I love these spiders and am amazed that they can exist in
this fast-paced world. God bless their grasshopper-catching souls!
Everyone should get away from the hub-bub once in awhile to see what
really makes this world turn. © Carol Davis 8-1-2010
I think this pair (different than the above pair) was sealing
the deal on getting together to make more Argiopes. I can see how
approaching a one-inch long (not including the legs) hungry
female might be a little tricky. This female looks
well fed, though. © Carol Davis
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