We spotted these two beauties sitting in their own individual webs, located near each other in a flower garden. Black and Yellow Garden Spiders are also known as zig-zag or writing spiders because of the thick silk pattern which is found near the center of their orb-shaped webs. The pattern is thought to deter birds from flying into the web and messing it up, as well as, perhaps, to camouflage the spider. These colorful spiders are not harmful to humans and, in fact, are beneficial since their webs catch many flying insects which are nuisances during the late summer and early fall.
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” ~Charles Addams
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Beautiful. I haven’t seen out zipper spiders yet.
These were the first that I had seen here this year, and the first time that I had seen two webs side by side.
A very nice looking spider nice to see them.
I like that you never see these large, flashy spiders in your house. They love the great outdoors.
Isn’t God’s creation amazing? I think your writing spiders must’ve been the inspiration for “Charlotte’s Web.”
Very likely! 🙂
They are real, beauties, too! Nice shots!
Thanks! They looked like they owned that part of the garden. 🙂
That web looks so sturdy and they are beautiful colors. You had a real close-up look!
It looks like the one spider had been working on the web for quite a while for it to be as big as it was. They found a perfect secluded place to position the webs.
And they are gorgeous when dew or raindrops gather on them. This time of year here in SE Michigan, it is not unusual to go out in the morning and see these silky strands connecting from a tree to the house or just in mid-air. Never a full web. And sometimes you are walking down a street and walk into a sticky strand – a horrible feeling (especially for someone who is scared of spiders).
those may be harmless but the bugger that bite my foot a few weeks ago wasn’t! Think it was a Hobo spider?
Oh, my! Sorry to hear that. I hope you are okay.
yes,didn’t swell up but stung for a few days
That sounds like a spider to avoid for sure. Glad it didn’t give you too much trouble.