Today I found this rather elegant lady under one of the crepe myrtles ... the common black and yellow garden spider.
And since it was rather early in the season, I looked around a little and found her male admirer.
Add a general rule, i like spiders well enough, anything that Eats bugs
Is fine in my book. But these, from my childhood, have always been one of my faves. She's got some growing to do yet.
H.ere's a link to the Wikipedia page. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argiope_aurantia