Photos from PoPville – Terrifying

by Prince Of Petworth August 25, 2016 at 1:30 pm 11 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user katecon

When becoming a member of the PoPville flickr pool please make sure your settings allow me to download your photos. Join the PoPville flickr pool here and follow PoPville on twitter here on facebook here and you can now sign up for daily email summaries here.

Photo by PoPville flickr user Ted Eytan

  • LedroitTigah

    So is that a spider that lives in DC? Asking for a friend – who may need to move if the answer is yes!!!!!!!!!!!

    • omgthatspidertho

      I, too, have a friend considering relocation based on that photo.

      • logandude

        Argiope aurantia (yellow garden spider) – occurs in all 48 of the contiguous states, although less common in the Rocky Mountains. Also in southern Canada and all the way south to Costa Rica.

        • INWDC

          This is good to know. I thought they were yellow orb spiders, but I think I was wrong. These are beautiful (and scary) creatures – any idea what the purpose of the zigzag stripe in its web?

    • Pixie

      Yes! I saw this kind of spider building a web in a Georgetown garden one summer, that zig zag pattern is so cool!

    • anon

      We have one living right outside our window. They’re totally harmless and actually very beneficial as they eat mosquitoes and other garden variety pests. Very cool looking to boot!

  • Anon. no. 5

    A “writing spider” is what we called them growing up in NC.

    Those things can get BIG.

  • wdc

    I’d like to host a couple garden spiders on my porch. Lots of mosquitoes to eat, and I promise I’ll tell her she’s pretty every day.

    • anon

      They are big but totally harmless. They eat mosquitoes, for one, and any enemy of mosquitoes is a friend of mine.

  • Ally

    I think the garden orb weaver is kinda cute. Just saying.

  • That’s a gorgeous orchard spider.


Subscribe to our mailing list