Tuesday, 26 May 2009

White Spider

Here it comes!
A little further...

This spider was in Andy's brother's garden on Sunday. Earlier in the day it had caught and eaten a bumble bee. I found some white spiders by googling but nothing exactly the same. I have never seen one before. I love that-when you see something weird living in the garden, it's a zoo out there!
If anyone knows what this spider is I would love to know. I also googled albino spider and discovered there is a band of the same name!


Sonia ;) said...

oooooooooooh pretty...my neighbor calls me the spider lady. Once in awhile he tells me..Sonia come get this spider it has left ur property and I dont want it here. So I take my broom and go it and put it back in my garden...LOL..not that i know or not if it was mine or not not like I have named them or have them tagged. LOL...
Oh I think its a Goldenrod spider... http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/photos/portfolios/john_tlumacki/

Sonia ;)

Anairam said...

I am more intrigued by those amazing flowers. What are they? They are stunning! Oh, Sarah, I am a wee old scaredy cat when it comes to spiders, I really, really don't like them - brown ones, black ones, white ones - they give me horrible shivers and goose flesh and I think I'm just quietly going to sneak away now ..... PS Thanks for the birthday song!

ADonald466 said...

Super photos - but I don't know anything about white spiders - so it would be a case of - if in doubt, run a mile!!

Poetikat said...

Is it an Albino variety of something else?

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Renee said...

Sarah I totally hate that spider. It completly gave me the shivers.

At first I didn't even notice because the flower was so gorgeous.

Yikes, stay away from it, it could have flown up into your face.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful spider and flowers! I am not sure what kind it is. We get these large brown ones in the house. I trap them and take them back outside. They are our mosquito controllers... LOL!

Shell said...

Let me share that I love spiders. I have never seen a white spider or even knew they existed. Your pictures are wonderful, too.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful flowers. Looks like the spider has found a nice home for itself.

Anonymous said...

great pictures. the spider looks quite pretty :)

Brother Tobias said...

It's a female common crab spider. They are usually white, pale green or yellow, but can change their colour over a few days to suit their background. They like to sit on flowers and ambush pollinating insects by grabbing them with their long front legs. (I had a girlfriend like that once).

Candace said...

Well, that is fantastically beautiful and ODD with that red stripe especially. (Oh Tobias!!!)

Candace in Athens. x

MizKatie said...

well, he's a charming little bugger, isn't he? i wonder if he's poisonous?

Sarah said...

I always mean to reply to everyone on every post but, as with so many things, never get round to it. But I just have to today! So many fun replies! Sonia-that spider is exactly it and then I see Brother T's reply below which is also it. I put a question into google and came up with the Goldenrod Crab spider-also it so I can only conclude they are all the same spider but with different names. There are some great photos of ones that are yellow. I bet they have been under my nose all this time but because of their great camouflage I have never seen them.
Anairam-I emailed you but if you didn't get it they are Foxgloves.
True Anne-but I was brave and got my camera!
Thanks Kat!
Sorry Renee! It gave me shivers a bit too but fascination overcame them!
I do that too Liz! If the cats don't eat them first!
Have you read 'James and the Giant Peach' Shell? There is a sad tale of a spider that got stuck in the paint on someone's ceiling. It made me have more sympathy for spiders than before. Now I do like them but not if they are on me!
Thanks Kamana! True Rajesh!
I have a scary image in my head BT!
He is Candace!
Not to us big humans Miz Katie, but watch out if you are a bee!
If any of you came back to read a reply, thanks!

Hey Harriet said...

Oooh I don't much like spiders, but that one has good taste in his/her choice of flowers to hang out in ;) I'm of no help in knowing what type of spider that is. I haven't seen one before. Thankfully! I try to avoid spiders as much as i can :)

kendalee said...

I generally prefer my foxgloves without spiders - I'm with Anairam on this one! Don't mind snakes, worms, bugs, rats etc. But do not love spiders of any size or variety. But, as this is technically only a blogland garden, and she is quite pretty, I won't be too scared.

And great pictures! :)