Friday, October 26, 2018

The Balloon Web

I saw this spider in a strange web. It's hard to see, but the web was shaped like a balloon, and hollow inside. The spider sat inside. Being terrified of spiders, I snapped these from the safety of the car.


I Googled "small white spider with a balloon shaped web", and all I got was offers to take me on a hot air balloon ride.

Q: How do spiders communicate?
A: Through the world wide web.

I then went to google Images and searched small white spiders. The spiders they showed were huge, with fangs and ten eyes. I had to stop, because I will have nightmares tonight. Do YOU know what kind of spider this is?

I found this sweet little poem, and am SURE it does not apply to spiders.

“Hurt no living thing:
Ladybird, nor butterfly,
Nor moth with dusty wing.”
~Christina Georgina Rossetti

10 comments:

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is an interesting web.But like you,I don't care to get too close to spiders.

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say one thing - I HATE SPIDERS! And snakes. lol

The Feminine Energy said...

I googled balloon shaped spider webs and got all sorts of Halloween craft sites on how to make spider webs using paper mache and inflatable balloons. *LOL* I don't know what kind of spider this is but it's pretty. Spiders are really busy this time of year. I admire their instinct and work ethic. :-) Lovingly, Andrea xoxo

Nancy Chan said...

I don't like spiders and I don't like them spinning webs in my house. This is one interesting spider. I have not seen a web that looks like a balloon.

Ann said...

I have never seen anything like this. I tried to google it but the things I found didn't resemble what you have here. I didn't even see the spider at first. I thought it was part of the web. I would have taken the picture from far away too.

MadSnapper said...

that big white thing to the left is not a spider, it is something that is caught in the web, the spider is to the right and down at the bottom.. I think it is a long leg sac spider. I went to identify VA spiders and this is maybe it
https://spiderid.com/spider/eutichuridae/cheiracanthium/mildei/ I think it is called ORB web
check this out
http://www.pestproducts.com/spider-webs.htm#Orb

Ida said...

I'm not sure what kind of a spider that is but I find it fascinating and I probably would have gotten closer myself. It's those "jumping" spiders that scare me.

Sandi said...

"...Googled "small white spider with a balloon shaped web", and all I got was offers to take me on a hot air balloon ride."

Considering all the things that can come up on Google, I would count this as a positive... ;-)

Joanne said...

I find spiders, but especially their webs fascinating. On my granpa's farm I would watch them spin those intriquite designs....but if one of them crawls on me...Im screaming!
Blessings, Joanne

DeniseinVA said...

You took great photos of this little spider. The webbing is very interesting. I have always had a fascination for spiders. Now that's not to say I would want to have one crawling over me unexpectedly. You would never see me move so fast ;) but photographing them from your car was a smart idea :))

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