Visitors 38
Modified 6-Dec-13
Created 25-Oct-11
25 photos

The morning began with misty rain. When the mist lifted, the grasslands were filled with spiderwebs, gleaming in the sunlight, covered in drops. Banded Garden Spiders (Argiope trifasciata), aka Banded Argiope, waited in their webs. Webs at ground level held many drops. I found another hanging, two-level web with a patient spider, waiting to add to her cache of entombed insects. (ID, please! Leave a comment.)
Web of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) in DewWeb of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) in DewBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Web of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) in DewBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata), seen from Web SideBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Back of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Webs of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) in GrasslandBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata) in WebBanded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Underside of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Back of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Back of Banded Garden Spider (Argiope trifasciata)Dew-covered Spiderweb on GroundDouble Spiderweb in DewDouble Spiderweb in Dew, from aboveSpider with DewSpider with Dew (Closer)Entombed FlySpider Food