garden insects

Golden Orb Spider

I promised to post about the Golden Orb Spider we had in our garden in our old house.

The one in the photos unfortunately died the day after the picture was taken. Something attacked it and it lost a couple of legs, after which it died. The male is minute – this one is a female. Afterwards another one appeared next to where this one’s web was. It started off quite small then shed it’s skin and grew and grew. Eventually it is the size of