Friday, September 28, 2007

Funnel-web Spider

What Lovely Eyes You HaveLast week, just above the ants, this spider had a nice web in the leaves of a plant. I think it's some type of funnel-web spider. This guy wanted no part of me and wasn't happy with me taking pictures. Since the web was in the shade, I used a flash. The first time the flash went off the spider dashed down the narrow end of the funnel web and vanished into the plant. After a few minutes it came back out. But it wasn't happy. It was running back and forth around the web and then back to the safety exit near the plant. I like the spider's eyes in the picture at the right (click on the image to see a larger view in Flickr), but the photo below gives a better view of the stripes on the body.

Checking The Web

1 comment:

Erika said...

ew. I have the creepy crawleys! yuck.

and that poor pill bug!