St Andrew's Cross Spider - Argiope Keyserlingi (female). by Normf

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St Andrew’s Cross Spider – Argiope Keyserlingi (female). They are easily recognized by the pattern on its body and its web. The spiders build orb web, in the middle they put four thickened zigzag strips in the shape of a cross of ‘X’. The spider then hangs head down with its legs pairs together over the cross. This is why it called St Andrew’s cross spider. Adult females build vertical orb web about 1m in diameters and about 1-2 meters above ground. The spiders active both day and night.


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  • Melzo318
    Melzo318over 5 years ago

    Great work… I hate spiders but I have to admit they make a great subject! Especially this one with so much detail and you’ve captured it very well! Love the colors on this guy.

  • Phillip Weyers
    Phillip Weyersover 5 years ago

    A very pretty spider, except when you have accidentally walked into their web, it’s guaranteed to have one hanging off you somewhere. Nice shot.

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 5 years ago

    Great image Norm, once again the clarity and DoF are excellent. Well done mate.

  • Andrea Searle
    Andrea Searleover 5 years ago

    Well done Norm!

  • Pete Costick
    Pete Costickover 5 years ago

    Great detail, and another worthy feature in Arachnids group, well done

  • Tracy Faught
    Tracy Faughtover 5 years ago

    WOWZA! Gorgeous shot! Amazing detail, this really is beautiful!! :]

  • Andrew Trevor-Jones
    Andrew Trevor-...over 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature. Well done.

  • rajamis
    rajamisover 5 years ago

    Beautiful picture, congratulations!

  • WendyJC
    WendyJCover 5 years ago

    superb colours and details,
    even the bokeh of the web is delightful to view!

  • edherrera
    edherreraover 5 years ago

    excelente !!! muy buena --

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