Writing spider (Argiope argiope arantia)
Just a few days ago I discovered more Argiopes in the same garden where I found this one. One day I counted nine. The count is now down to five. The one from last year must have had an egg sac somewhere. There are two in this picture: One near the top center in front of the fence and another to the left and just below the fence.
This message was edited Sep 15, 2008 10:40 AM