Must Be May

May 7, 2012

Tags: Argiope, spiderlings

I'm guessing that that these gorgeous little spiderlings--clustered in the nursery their mother set up in the slot in one of our backyard chairs--are the grandchildren of one of the Argiope babies featured in the very first Spider Silk blog post, posted nearly two years ago. Exactly which one is anyone's guess. Which says something about natural selection.

I love their shadows in this one.

Photos copyright Peter Loftus


  1. May 7, 2012 11:11 PM EDT
    Absolutely adorable. And one or two will one day be stunning adults. Pity it won't be all of them! Thanks for the stunning photos.
    - Lynne Kelly, Castlemaine, Australia
  2. May 9, 2012 7:19 AM EDT
    Wow, you ought to submit these amazing images to National Geographic! Or a genealogy magazine.
    - Sue Katz,
  3. May 9, 2012 8:20 AM EDT
    Remarkable photos... especially the shadows in the second one.
    - Janet, Cambridge


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