Saturday, September 7, 2013

Black and Yellow Garden Spider in Hebbal Garden, Bangalore

Hebbal Lake in north Bangalore has a small garden on its banks. There are various flowering trees as well as small flowering plants in the garden. One one of my visits to the garden I noticed Black and Yellow Garden Spider.



The Black and Yellow garden spiders are commonly seen in fields and gardens. It spins its web like a circle. 




They have a small front body section with silver hairs on it. The abdomen is larger and is egg-shaped marked with a mix of black and yellow colors. Legs of these spiders are black with red or yellow bands. Female spiders are larger when compared to their male counterparts.



The spider hangs with her head down in the center of her web, waiting for prey to be caught. They eat flying insects that get trapped in the sticky web. The most common ones are flies, grasshoppers, bees, and wasps.

18 comments:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Brilliant & sparklingly colorful images !

Leovi said...

Nice photos, beautiful spider!

Our photos said...

Brrr Spider!
Greetings, RW & SK

Carver said...

Great shot of the spider and the web.

Jeannie Marie said...

It's a love/hate relationship! I love that they stay outdoors and devour insects. I hate to miss seeing them. Their colors are often magnificent like your photo.

Panchali said...

Amazing... that fellow looks so colorful, Rajesh!
Great shot!

Team G Square said...

Lovely colors and nice capture.

http://joshidaniel.com/ said...

beautiful :)

George said...

These are great pictures of the spider and its web.

My Unfinished Life said...

brilliant images!!!!

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Jeevan said...

Absolutely brilliant shots! Great color and contrast

allresourceupdates said...

A Great Capture..Even I need to try capturing one.. :-)

Rajesh Kumar said...

Good color contrast and great shots!

Uma Anandane said...

Great Shot! The spider and the web both are good

indu chhibber said...

Rajesh your pics are very vivid-this one has such a frail body--hardly any substance.

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very good capture

ladyfi said...

Wow - awesome shots.

Barb said...

Ohhh - well! Rajesh - I'm not fond of spiders, esp. BIG ones! Great photos, though...