I wish I were that pretty

It’s a spider abdomen, but not the whole spider, so I hope it’s OK. I just love the muted but intricate pattern — spiders have a lot of style, you know.

Anyway, I threw another volley of spider photos on Patreon and Instagram and iNaturalist, if you want more context.


  1. weylguy says

    I have to wonder what these patterns mean to other spiders. Do they serve as attractors, warnings, or what? Are they just random markings that have no special purpose?

  2. brightmoon says

    That is pretty . It looks like an ancient mosaic……..I still hate spiders ;)

  3. christoph says

    I’m guessing that’s a parasteatoda, but I still tend to confuse them with steatoda triangulosa. Am I right? : )