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Spiders in Different Colors

colorful-spiders

As you walk in the woodlands or in the park, do you always notice these busy web makers?

Spiders are one of the fascinating living things, to the amount of time they spend weaving and the way they weave their webs. And it is fun to watch them do this stuff if you spot one on your way isn't it? Spiders have eight legs and with their spinnerets that secretes their silk, they create their webs that they use to catch insects.

These creatures varies in size. There are some species that are cute in their size as they are small and there are some that are large. Not only that, they make their webs differently and some can be poisonous to people when injected with venom while there are spiders that are also harmless.

And if you haven't spotted these spiders in colors of green, white, and yellow, maybe the next time you take a walk on the field, you would be eager to find one.

Orchard spider

Orchard spider

Orchard Spider

(leucauge venusta)

I like the green color of this spider, the color of nature. Orchard spiders have long legs and they hang down in the middle of their web. Its abdomen is elongated and has colors of silver on top with lines of black. The rear thou can be color orange, yellow, or red and can be absent at times.

Black widow spdier

Black widow spdier

The black widow spider

(lactrodectus)

As I read the name black widow, I remember hearing this name a lot from my younger brother as he and his friends enjoy hunting spiders, keeping it as pets. That was back in the Philippines but hearing the name a lot back then made the name so familiar after years.

Black widow is also known as the "button spider" and is a venomous one specially the black ones. And that red marking on its back is hard to miss as many of the button spiders, or black widow has the red marking in them.

Why the name widow spider? That is because the lady spiders kill their partner once they had nothing to do with those guys. Not all widow spiders are black thou as there are some that are cream in color.

Yellow crab spider

Yellow crab spider

Yellow crab spider

(misumena vatia)

With the lively color yellow, this crab spiders can change their color and can be either yellow or white but it depends on the color of the flower they are currently staying to hunt for food.

If you happen to be looking around, smelling flowers, would you notice this spider? Chances are you won't unless they move around as these species seem to blend well with the flower that they are imitating.

There are times the yellow crab spider is also called the "banana spiders" because of their bright yellow color similar to the banana fruit.

White crab spider

White crab spider

White crab spider

A white crab in a good camouflage with the flower it is immitating. Look what it got for a meal! A fly.

Poor fly it didn't notice the white crab spider on the elderberry and it might be to busy with the sweet nectar completely unaware of the approaching white crab spider.

Orange garden spider

Orange garden spider

Orange garden spider

A spider that was included amongst the largest of silk weavers.

Color orange and yellow, this weavers create a sticky, wheel shape web in a zigzag pattern. The web also vibrates alerting the orange garden spider that it has captured a prey. Now that would be delicious meal.

And speaking of venom, this spider will inject its captured prey with its venom, but to us humans, that wouldn't be a life threatening problem as it is harmless to us. And it would be uncommon for it to cause an allergic reaction. If there is another name for this orange garden spider, it is also known as "the writing spider" because of the zigzag pattern on its web.

Peacock spider

Peacock spider

The peacock spider

(maratus volans)

A colorful spider and just the name of it, the beauty of this spider can be compared to a peacock.

What else is on this spider to be named after the peacock? That is because this beautiful little creature has a tail in vibrant colors that it displays to attract the attention of a female spider while raising its legs, and dancing side to side while waving the vibrating two legs.

Peacock spiders can reach up to 5 mm. long and is a jumping spider species. The tail of a male peacock spider has the color yellow, orange, teal, and white in it. The head also has a vertical orange lines. The males might be colorful but the females and young ones are both brown in color.

Comments

precy anza (author) from USA on June 15, 2012:

@ Angela: Thanks for commenting ^-^' I enjoyed that one too. How could something so little be so colorful! ^-^'

Angela Brummer from Lincoln, Nebraska on June 15, 2012:

I have really enjoyed this esp the peacock spider. Thank you so much!

precy anza (author) from USA on June 15, 2012:

That's why I don't wanna be too close when I see a spider :) Imagine what those little creatures can do with their size. Thanks for dropping by and reading! ^-^'

Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on June 14, 2012:

These are really pretty spiders. While they can be nice and interesting to look at, they can also be a nuisance. Each year, especially when the weather changes, someone in my house is bound to be bit by a spider, and we have the scars to prove it.

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