posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 02:11 PM
I went to my front porch and just happened to look over and saw the most magnificent spider!
She/He is a beauty! I think it must be an "orb weaver" although the forum I went to for ID is closed...
I think it must be a "she". If it is a garden variety orb weaver as I suspect, she should have left the web to go give birth to 300-900 eggs! It has
been unseasonably warm in Tennessee so maybe, some insects, animals, and the like are confused what time of year it actually is.
PennState Fact Sheet
It is also known as a "Cross Spider" originally from Europe.
Cross Spider Facts
True story: When my girls were little and they were frightened by a spider they would holler "MOM!"...not DAD...he is terrified of spiders and wants
me to kill this one! He can't do it with his eyes closed from about 20 feet away screaming like a banshee!
I will "relocate" her later now that my photo needs have been met...LOL!
She IS participating in the Halloween festivities though as she is perched on her beautiful meticulously sculpted web (wish my stupid phone took
better photos!) very close to one of my decorations...