Spider day: Argiope keyserlingi

It’s the season!

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

St Andrew’s Cross Spiders (Argiope keyserlingi) have been absent from my backyard for a few years, and I’ve regretted their loss. But this year they are back, and in greater numbers than before.

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi), ventral view

St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi), ventral view

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi) with prey

Egg sac of St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

Egg sac of St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

These egg sacs hopefully mean there’ll be more of the spiders in the coming months and years.

Egg sac of St Andrew's Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)

Egg sac of St Andrew’s Cross Spider (Argiope keyserlingi)


Camera: Pentax K-5
Date: 19/20 January 2016
Lens 1: Sigma 50mm 1:2.8 DG Macro
Ambient light only.
Hand-held only.
Cropping and resizing in Irfanview.

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