Not that I care for insects...especially spiders, but I've always
had a fondness for this large garden species of spider called the
yellow-and-black argiope. This lovely female was discovered outside
my mother-in-law's home yesterday and I couldn't resist snapping some
shots, she made a wonderful little model, lol.
In the third picture you can see her feasting on a large grasshopper,
it was a very cool experience to see this LARGE graceful spider spin
it's web around the grasshopper after getting stuck in the web.
I've also had SO MANY people ask me how big she was, well she is
2-3 in. long.