Therefore, the garden spiders
are friends to humans, not enemies, and they help keep the ecosystem balanced.
Argiopeflorida, the Florida garden spider
, is found in xeric palmetto scrub in several southeastern states.
Also known as the Orb Spider, this creature has a large round, fat body,often decorated with fancy patterns.
In fact, Curtis & Carrel (2000) believed their paper on excretion behavior by garden spiders
Argiope aurantia Lucas 1833 (Araneidae) (referred to as defecation behavior by the authors) to be the first explicit study of its sort on a spider, although Tietjen (1980) reported on the nonrandom distribution of excreta under laboratory conditions in Mallos gregalis (Simon 1909) (Dictynidae).
Videotapes of yellow garden spiders
show that if a female doesn't murder her mate, he'll expire during sex anyway.
18 SCIENCE, they describe what happened when they put a silk-protein gene from the common garden spider
Araneus diadematus into hamster cells.
At that time, the common garden spider
, Araneus diadematus, devised the planar orb web, an extraordinarily efficient structure for capturing fast-flying and, on an insect's scale, massive objects.
When the researchers looked at the catching silks of the more recently derived garden spider
, Argiope argentata, they found that the main portions of these webs do not reflect ultraviolet light, but that the decorations added to their webs do.
Among the different silken traps built by spiders is the commonplace, mostly circular web of the garden spider
, which weaves spiral strands on supports slung between plants or buildings.
, as their name suggests, live in the garden.
The common spiders represented in the recent study, including orb weavers (Nephila clavipes), garden spiders
(Araneus diadematus) and others, craft familiar, spiralling web patterns atop a scaffolding of radiating filaments.
Over the next few weeks our eight-legged friends are becoming more visible, with garden spiders
getting fatter for laying eggs and house spiders building webs.