This, I believe is that Black and Yellow Argiope spider, seconds after we saw her in Warning: Not For The Faint Of Heart. She has immobilized the grasshopper and for added assurance, wrapped it in sticky web.
Me? I examine her closely, and what do I think? Amazing, the design features that this beautiful creature displays, . . . all that from the Cr-ator.
Me? I remember this experience as if it were yesterday. She put on a show for me, and allowed so many exposures, so that I share them with you.
If you can get beyond the fear that some have of her, she is an engineering study, for sure.
What you remember amidst all that you forget. It’s been 8 years since this moth flew toward where I was standing, on the peak of Mt. Hermon. The south face of Hermon is war ravaged Syria, just to add some spicy irony to this setting.
It’s not a butterfly, yes, but the peak of this mountain supports many very rare butterflies, and I thought, Hey! this might be a very rare moth! So I shot away, that June 2008. You see my image of this beautiful creature.
wingedbeauty.com posted this photo, asking for ID from our moth experts.
Of course I try one more time. Anyone able to ID this Middle Eastern moth? found on top of Mt. Hermon?