Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Black Legged Golden Orb-Web Spider

I'm not a big bug fan unless I'm looking at it through my camera, but if I had to choose my favorite spider it has to be the Golden Orb-Web Spider.  They get their name from the gold coloured web that they spin.  I have seen them at Sleepy Hollow before and with this last visit kept an eye out for one as we were walking along the river.  And I wasn't disappointed.


  1. Wonderful capture. I saw many of these beautiful golden webs in Kruger.

  2. And the nice thing about them is that they dont bite. As their prey is caught in their webs, they dont need to bite it to death. It still is difficult for me to have one walk over my hand though.