Saturday, September 13, 2008

Positive ID

Now that I've gotten over the shivers, I've done a little research and identified my hairy garden visitor as the European Garden spider, Araneus diadematus. (Do go to that last link for a lovely close-up photo.)

Apparently this species is not prone to jumping on humans and sucking their brains out through their eyeballs. I am so relieved.

3 comments:

xup said...

Phew! Brains safe for another day.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I am trying to convince my teen that moths don't do that either....

Lisa said...

Hunh...I'm sure he/she is entirely harmless but I'm not willing to be a test subject to find out for certain...