On the web.

Welcome to the Daily Critter!

We open with the photo of a fairly large spider from Mysore. Casually referred to as the ‘Signature spider’ this is a female Argiope anasuja, belonging to a genus of spiders called the St. Andrew’s Cross spiders.

These spiders built two-dimensional orb webs, along with special stabilimenta or ornamental decoration whose function has not yet been fully understood. The Argiope anasuja builds characteristic X-shaped stabilimenta on its web.

This particular spider was sighted at Karanji lake in Mysore, and this picture has been a pioneering force in the creation of this site.

On the web.

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