a new spider
Once again from Canyon Lake, Texas. I found this SIGNIFICANTLY smaller spider on the web of my Orb Spider. It appears to have many of the same features. I am guessing it is the male?
You have gotten us a great photo of our Bug of the Month, Argiope aurantia, mating. This considerably smaller spider is the male. He is a sly fellow, approaching from the other side of the web where he is considerably safer.