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juvenile st andrew spider by melvynyeo juvenile st andrew spider by melvynyeo
St Andrew's Cross Spiders are named for their bright web decorations - zig-zag ribbons of bluish-white silk that form a full or partial cross through the centre of the orb web. Females have a silvery carapace and a silver, yellow, red and black banded upper abdomen with two longitudinal yellow stripes below. The spider sits with the legs in pairs. The brown and cream coloured males are smaller than females.

The cream-coloured young spiders make a circular stabilimentum (like a white silk doily) that disguises them well and may also act as a sunshade. As the spider grows the 'doily' is gradually transformed into a 'cross'.

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BlackJay34 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Spider: look I'm checking the webs! XD
This is really cool shot
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angelic20 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy :icondonkeyplz:
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*forgot to add*
Makes you glad that you're not a fly. :XD:
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CelticIrishgirl Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's so intresting!
Never seen a web like that.
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Thank you!! :)
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Pidon-animal Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! What an amazing web...and amazing job on the photography!:)
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COla013 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I love the spiders especially the small ones <3 :). It had to be time-consuming
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Look that way :)
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Halloweenmaster Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Very cool!
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melvynyeo Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Thanks! :)
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