Black and Yellow Garden Spider

One of the spiders that I have seen frequently this summer and fall is the female Black and Yellow Garden Spider.  She is conspicuous because of her large size and bright color pattern.  Her orb web is also large in size, sometimes reaching up to two feet.  The web is normally decorated with a white zigzag band of silk near the center where the female can often be seen waiting patiently for or enjoying her prey.

“The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.”
~  Alexander Pope

9 thoughts on “Black and Yellow Garden Spider

  1. There was one of these in my garden, but now other spiders (unknown ID) seem to be ruling the spaces between trees and shrubs–throughout the neighborhood. Today was my last day of dog sitting, so maybe I can get a closer look at the spiders. You are the Queen of Quotes–another great one!

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