Orb Weaver Garden Spider 1
Orb Weavers are a commonly seen spider in gardens and trees. They all seem to have a bulbous abdomen and build circular webs that they sit in. Many are orange, brown, and black. Legs of an Orb Weaver are generally very long, giving length to the overall size of the spider. Males are about 6 mm long, while females can be 10 mm to 20 mm long. The web is a masterpiece, and the Orb Weaver sits in the middle, head facing downwards, waiting for prey to enter. If the spider is not in the middle of the web, it is usually nearby monitoring the web by way of a "signal" line still attached to the spider.