Argiope- Known As The Writing Spider. Look at that amazing web. What else in Nature can do that?
Craig found one of these in a bush next to the garage today. Stupid name though: Spiny bodied Spider. I like "Crown of thorns Spider" or "Stegosaurus Spider" better.
Sun trap door spider Photo: KNown because of its bright and beautiful colors, and highly primative instincts. and hole like home.
This is the Brazilian Tree hopper, or Bocydium globulare - a real living insect. Its other name is "The Bell Bearer"; the "Globulare" part of its Latin moniker stands for these utterly bizarre spheroids on the top (they are not antennae!
I *think* this one's a Neoscona Arabesca. Anyway, it's very like the ambitious daughters of Arachne who build nets across my screen doors every year. Beautiful ladies, even if they haven't managed to realise that the only game on this trail is human.
Theridion grallator, also known as the & face spider,& is a member of the Theridiidae family. The Hawaiian name is nananana makaki& (face-patterned spider). The binomial grallator is Latin for & reference to the species& long spindly legs.
Green Lynx Spider is a large, non web-spinning spider with long, conspicuously spinose legs. This species lives among low bushes and herbaceous vegetation and adult females can often be found on flowers where they lie in ambush for potential prey