Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Creepy, Crawly Spider

A Creepy, Crawly Spider,

Went up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.

Once again I'm not sure what kind of spider this big girl is, but she has taken up residence on our front porch. She is not the kind of critter you want to run into face-first. She would definitely be cause for a bit of sticky-web-panic.

It seems to be an active day for those that creep and crawl. Maybe it has something to do with the threatening skies and the storm that's approaching, but as I was taking her photo something behind me caught my eye.

This distinctive beauty is a Sweetheart Underwing Moth. Somehow the moth is a little more friendly looking and I felt more comfortable getting up close and personal, but I'll bet the the spider does more good for our environment than the moth. Ms. Spidie is feasting on flies and other insects, while the colorful moth has been chowing down on our Poplar trees. So, I guess "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder".

Sweetheart Underwing Moth (3 inches)


  1. Wow that moth is beautiful.
    We have a 'resident' spider at work that we like to watch spin her web each night.
    'She' looks about as big as yours!

  2. Funny thing, I posted a picture of that exact moth in the past week. How is Polly doing?

  3. She's been almost good about all the antibiotics that I've had to feed her. I've mixed it with applesauce and fed it to her with a large syringe. Most of it ends up in her, but some on the stall floor, the wall and a little bit on me. We are managing, and she seems to be doing just great! Thanks so much for asking.

  4. Thank you for visiting my Pick a Peck of Pixels blog and for commenting there on my post about Fountain Pens.

    Beautiful pictures of the spider. I like your story about the mule in your profile or side bar. I must not have read it before.

  5. I don't know what kind of spider that is but I do know I don't do creepy crawly things!! Your pics are great tho and love the pic of the moth.