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As you walk on the woodlands or on the park, have you noticed this busy web makers?
Spiders are one of the fascinating living things there is, to the amount of time they spend weaving and the way they weave their webs. And it is fun to watch them doing this stuff if you spot one on your way isn't it? Spiders have eight legs and with their spinnerets that secretes their silk, they create their webs that they use to catch insects.
This creatures varies in size, there are some species that are cute in their size as they are small and there's some that are large. Not only that, they make their webs differently and some can be poisonous to people when injected with venom while there are spiders that are also harmless.
And if you haven't spotted these spiders in colors of green, white, and yellow, maybe the next time you take a walk on the field, you would be eager to find one.
I like the green color of this spider, the color of nature.
Orchard spiders has long legs and they hang down on the middle of their web. Its abdomen is elongated and has colors of silver on top with lines of black. The rear thou can be color orange, yellow, or red and can be absent at times.
The black widow spider
As I read the name black widow, I remember hearing this name a lot from my younger brother as he and his friends enjoys hunting spiders keeping it as pets. That was back in the Philippines but hearing the name a lot make it lingers in my memory.
Black widow is also known as the "button spider" and is a venomous one specially the black ones. And that red marking on its back is hard to miss as many of the button spiders, or black widow has the red marking in them.
Why the name widow spider? That is because the lady spiders kills their partner once they had nothing to do with those guys. Not all widow spiders are black thou as there are some that are cream in color.
Yellow crab spider
In lively yellow color, this crab spiders can change their color and can be either yellow or white but it depends on the color of the flower they are currently staying to hunt for food.
If you happen to be looking around, smelling flowers, would you noticed this spider? There would be a chance that you won't unless they move around as this creatures seem to blend well with the flower that they are imitating in color.
There are times the yellow crab spider is also called the "banana spiders" because of their brightly yellow color similar to the fruit.
White crab spider
What do you see at first look? What I see is a face with those little dots on the spiders body.
And here's a white crab, in a good camouflage of the flower where it was hunting insects. Look what it got for a meal! A fly.
Poor fly it didn't noticed there was a white crab spider on the elderberry and it might be to busy with the sweet nectar and it didn't even know the spider was carefully approaching for a tasty meal.
Have you spotted a colorful spider on your walk?
Orange garden spider
A spider that was included amongst the largest of silk weavers.
Color orange and yellow, this weavers create a sticky, wheel shape web that has a pattern of zigzag and the web vibrating alerts the orange garden spider that it has captured a prey. Now that would be delicious meal.
And speaking of the venom, this spider will inject its captured prey with its venom, but to us humans, that wouldn't be a life threatening problem as it is harmless to us. And it would be uncommon for it to cause an allergic reaction.
Also known as "the writing spider" because of the zigzag pattern on its web.
The peacock spider
A colorful spider and just the name of it, the beauty if this spider can be compared to a peacock.
What else is on this spider to be named after the peacock? That is because, this beautiful little creature has a tail in vibrant colors that it displays to attract the attention of a female spider while raising its legs, and dancing side to side while waving the vibrating two legs.
Peacock spiders can reach up to 5 mm. long and is a jumping spider species. The males tail has yellow, orange, teal, and white color. The head also has a vertical orange lines. The males might be colorful but the females and young ones are both brown in color.
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