...With a "face" marking!
It -- probably she, from the size -- is another orb weaver, with yellow knees, and very shy. It's built several webs on the side of the front porch and in what appears a typical ploy, the first web was very big and subsequent ones are smaller. Testing the bug flight paths?
When I walked down the steps and around on the grass to get a photo of the top of the spider, it ran up to one corner, adopted a contorted-looking pose, and held it. Nothing to see here! Just an old dead bug! Move on, move on.
4 weeks ago