What is this spider? I’m dying to know. Please comment and tell me!
Common House Spider, Parasteatoda tepidariorum.
Really? It is very pretty!
This is a really great photo! Thanks for submitting it.
Thanks! My pleasure. 🙂 I love the gold coloration mixed in with the black.
I just looked through your other photos, they’re wonderful!!! How did you get interested in loving and photographing spiders?
Thanks for taking the time to look at and appreciate my collection. 🙂 I got interested in spiders when I captured a bold jumper and noticed how beautiful it was and how responsive it was to me. They can get used to you quickly and even grow fond of you. I found this website, which really inspired me to get decent photos of the different spiders I encountered. This experience has helped me to look at spiders and small creatures in a different way, without fear… although I am still deathly afraid of wasps, that’s because they sting a lot… Read more »
Wow! You’ve contributed a lot of great photos! Wasps and hornets are the difficult, though they don’t worry me the way ticks can. I’ve noticed that the wasps and hornets signal warnings before attacking me. If there is a ground hive they circle low around it. They’ll also buzz by your ears and tap their body against yours. We had a hive a paper wasps under our porch. Neighbors repeatedly destroyed their hives so we let them stay for several years now. They fly around the front steps because there are flowering plants nearby. They haven’t stung anyone who has… Read more »
Yeah, I bet there are ways to get used to wasps. I’ve just had bad experiences with them. One time I was just sitting, doing nothing and one stung me on my chin. Another time at night, I went to open our shed and I heard that buzzing noise so I stood still trying to be peaceful, and I got a sting like none other before. My arm swole up really bad and turned red. It was throbbing with each pulse of extreme pain. My arm looked like Coyote Peterson’s.