Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baratarian Spider

Jean Lafitte called his pirate crews that came from the delta swamps of Louisiana, "Baratarians," so I suppose this handsome creature is one as well. I'm still working through the identification process. In the meantime, enjoy.

Update: Got it! It's a Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia!

1 comment:

Moxie D. Hoxie said...

Too bad you don't have something in the picture to show the scale. Those things a friggin' scary HUMONGOUS. And get bigger over the summer. By the fall, the one in our back yard had a body the size of my two fingers. We left it alone. It may be taking over the planet. I've been keeping the cat indoors...