Help ASAP! Spider for School Project
We love your site! Please help us identify this spider. My 6 year old daughter needs to write a paper on a spider this week and she decided to use this spider that has been in our backyard in Carlsbad, CA for about a month. After looking at your website, we think it is some kind of an orb weaver. What can you tell us. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
We hope your daughter gets extra credit for getting her Silver Argiope, Argiope argentata, posted online. This is a female and the ziz-zag mark in her web is called a stabilimentum, leading to the nickname Writing Spider. It is one of the Orb Weavers.