These are orb-webers that occur naturally in Mexico City, between March and August you can see a lot of them in parks, gardens and even between the electric lines in the streets. This little lady was photographed on the roof of my hous... and yes, that in the background is the actual moon
We had an early freeze last night, and in the morning, I went to check on the three last Trichonephila clavipes (ex Nephila clavipes) in the neighborhood. One was clearly dead, as I found her headless abdomen on the ground about a foot or two away from her web.
The other two looked dead, so I...
This is one of two golden silk orbweavers I rescued that had nearly frozen to death last night. (I thought this one was dead for sure and had simply collected her from the web, but after 5 minutes of being inside, she revived.)