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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 Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Spider: look I'm checking the webs! XD
This is really cool shot
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angelic20 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Holy :icondonkeyplz:
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CelticIrishgirl Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*forgot to add*
Makes you glad that you're not a fly. :XD:
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CelticIrishgirl Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's so intresting!
Never seen a web like that.
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Pidon-animal May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! What an amazing web...and amazing job on the photography!:)
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:iconcola013:
I love the spiders especially the small ones <3 :). It had to be time-consuming
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:iconmelvynyeo:
Look that way :)
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