Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mike is a girl

Mike is a girl.  I'm still going to call her Mike.  We don't need no stinking gender restricting stereotypes around here.

My favorite nerds at www.bugguide.net identified Mike in record time.  She is a type of Orb Weaver.  And we know that she is a she because she was sitting up high in a web that she built.  The males of the species do not build webs.  They spend their lives wandering around looking for chick-spiders to hook up with.  After they mate, they die.  That must be quite the one-night stand.  (I'll bet he doesn't even cuddle when it is over.)

You might be familiar with a very famous Orb Weaver:
Ain't Entomology fun?


Ms. Moon said...

Entomology is fascinating. Mike is a fine lady.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't you afraid of spiders, like us normal red-blooded 'mericans.