Thursday, May 20, 2010

Any idea on what this spider is?



Going around the sheep in the fog this morning and found this spider in a tussock, anyone know what it is...it's big...at least maybe 3 or 4 centimetres.

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20 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I would call this spider "Sir," and give him very wide berth.

Julze said...

What an extrodinary creature! Sorry I have no idea what it is called but think your photography of it is spectacular!! :-)

QuiltingFitzy said...

UGLY!

Julie said...

I'd say its a Golden Orb spider. We have them here, they are fascinating, as long as they are building their webs where you don't walk!

Luv 'N' Hugs said...

I agree with Julie although its more stripy then a Golden Orb....The really big ones can catch small birds like Rens...they just make me real scardy pants..!

Amo House said...

It's Australian, that's for sure!! If I saw that here I'd be moving the other way quickly by now. I know, I'm a wuss! Our Orb spiders are not so hairy and have like ink blot patterns, not stripes. They only about thumb nail size too.

Chookyblue...... said...

no help on what is it but I love the photos.........

Joyce said...

Definetely some kind of orb spider, and have fun if you walk through their webs, they are really strong and extra sticky, and make you do the ninja dance!

The Calico Cat said...

The kind you probably don't want to run into...

Shar said...

The kind that sat beside Little Ms Muffet and frightened her!! EEK!

Mama Koch said...

It's yucky, sticky, and crawly, and would probably live all by himself 'cause I ain't gonna visit!

Ali Honey said...

Oh I agree with Nancy...but more because I think he/ she is spectacular... !
Yeah I know your supposed to be scared of spiders...I find them fascinating. We do not have that species of Orbweb here in NZ.

Margaret said...

No help here , however he makes a nice photo.

shirley said...

I am a spiderphobic but leave the orb spiders alone because they are homeless just stay in their webs and eat insects....I think...I hope....we live in spiderland and have some huge ones...or should I say "had" I think they have all got the message and give me and the house a wide berth now

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Kathie said...

I found this name and photos online. Looks close to your photo and it is in the orb weaver family.

Argiope trifasciata

Kathie, who finds spiders fascinating in someone else's location.

Kathie said...

A more pronounceable name is banded orb weaver.

Kathie

Aunty said...

No idea what spider it is but I would stay away from it. I love the photos.

Cubby House Crafts said...

What I truly amazing photo of the spider! Love it!
Lisa

prashant said...

really big ones can catch small birds like Rens...they just make me real scardy pants..!
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