hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

Re: Spider


Thanks, Andrea. I googled it and found "southern writing spider [Argiope florida]" is a match. Very interesting critter. She's about 4 inches long. Seems to be one species or another of Argiope all over the northern New World from Greenland to Mexico--except none in the Rockies or the Canadian Great Basin. In photos the other species don't look as big as A. florida, however. Guess I'll have to find my copy of "American Spiders" and read about her. In the meantime, I hope she catches all the flies, skeeters, millers, and moths to make her fecund beyond the ordinary. She is truly beautiful.

On Jul 3, 2005, at 12:38 PM, A A HODGES wrote:

You've never seen one of those Jim? My mother always called them "writing
spiders" due to the squiggles in the web. One of those old wives tales, if
you smiled at it would write your name. I think Charlotte was a writing
spider.

They are fabulous insect catchers and get quite big if left alone as we
always did. Lucky you!


Andrea H
Beaufort, SC


[Original Message]
From: james singer <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: Garden Chat <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 7/3/2005 11:32:36 AM
Subject: [CHAT] Spider

Ms Fatma discovered this cool looking spider on the veranda this
morning.

	 	http://hort.net/+YTz


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT
---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT


Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

---------------------------------------------------------------------
To sign-off this list, send email to majordomo@hort.net with the
message text UNSUBSCRIBE GARDENCHAT



Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index



 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement