Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Bar Harbor Arachnid



While sampling the delightful brews and insanely tasty sodas at Bar Harbor's Atlantic Brewing Company, we spied a very large spider staked out near our car. This is a female Black & Yellow Argiope (pronounced ar-GUY-o-pee), Argiope aurantia. It's also known as the Writing Spider due to the interesting patterns it makes in its web. The body on this baby was about an inch long. Don't worry, they're harmless to humans unless extremely provoked.

6 comments:

Lynne said...

Cool! (but Eeeww!)

Veery said...

Wow, how cool is that? My little birder (Dakota) read this post and now really wants to find one that big! I kind of hope he doesn't succeed!

Patrick Belardo said...

Veery, I hope he finds one but not too close to your yard!

corey said...

Writing Spider? Some Pig? What, I'm the only Charlotte's Web fan here?

Tim said...

Harmless to humans but not so kind to the hummingbirds!

Anonymous said...

Hi: I just found this spider in backyard of my Southern California home! it is an inch an a half, and is swinging in his web...