Friday, April 22, 2011
Tiger spiderI captured this shot from kerala forest on 15,12,2010 (kulathupuzha range)
The common name of this beautiful spider is Wasp Spider(tiger spider). This spider is, like all orb-weavers, not poisonous for us. The adult female has a shining silvery cephalothorax (head) and a yellowish abdomen with black and white bars across it.
The adult female is much larger than the male. The male measures between 4 and 6 mm while the female has a full grown size between 14 - 17 mm. When the female is loaded with eggs she can become enormous in size..