This large Black and Yellow Garden Spider was photographed at LISDOLA the Lewisville Independent School District’s Outdoor Learning Area.

Notice the stabilimentum—the conspicuous silk structure included in the webs of some species of orb-web spider—in the pictures below. The purpose of this structure on the spider’s web is unknown, but there are many theories.

Observation Details

County Denton
City Lewisville
Date September 29, 2009
Time of Day Noon
Temperature Warm (70-89°F/21-32°C)
Weather Clear
Habitat Community-Church/School/Civic
Type of Behavior Stationary
Gender Female
Maturity Adult
Observer Chris Jackson
Main Article Black and Yellow Garden Spider Observation Location