She is a female spider, large in size, with aggressive colors, and most of us would not dare to get close to her.
But we learn that the Black & Yellow spider is actually beneficial to gardens, by feeding on pest insects, and is of no danger to humans.
She is also known as the writing spider due to the amazing webs they spin. More specifically due to a series of Xs in the centre of the web. Their webs are extremely strong and some may span over 4-5 feet long. Each night the spider eats its own web and creates another one. If you get to find one, try observing its fleeting patterns each day.
As you can imagine, the “Black & Yellow Spider” image was selected for posting from many. I have chosen it due to the photograph’s composition, vantage point, light, ‘architectural’ lines and also because of its descriptive nature.
What is it that we can look at?
We can see the delicate yet strong silk thread. I particulary like how her legs touch the very thin thread.
We can also see one of her 2 fangs located at the sides of the mouth. Connected to the venom glands, they are responsible to inject venom in her prey.
We can see her black and yellow coloration that gives their names.
We can see other details such as her leg structure and even her eyes.
Another interesting behavior, that you may already have heard about some spider species, is that females eat their males after mating. Well, in case of Black & Yellow spiders, after mating, the male actually goes into an organismic death. So she doesn’t kill her mate, he simply dies in the few minutes after. He shall still become lunch or dinner though.