You can come closer, she is proud of her web!
Doesn't her sweet clown face make you smile?
Her bright yellow body earned her the name "Banana Spider"
Her real name is a Golden Silk Spider. Ms. Spider weaves a silk that is bright yellow and very visible.
She is very intimidating. But in reality she is harmless. Here in Florida
they eat lots of Mosquito's and other nasty bugs that I don't want around here.
See her little friend? He is actually her mate.
The University of Florida website states that "Here in Florida they can place a web across a 12 foot wide trail overnight!" Also they do bite, but only if feel the need to defend themselves.
A banana spiders bite is milder than a bee sting!
I enjoy seeing banana spiders around my house. One less bug is a good thing!
My kids call them Ms. Spider. They each have their own friend hanging around their bedroom window.
I hope that I didn't scare to many of you! I just wanted to share one of Gods friendly creations!
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