Beautiful like a spider

Even though I like almost all kind of arthropods, I have a special feeling for spiders. Since a lot of people do not think like me, I decided to select some pictures of Italian spiders to show that they are wrong and I am right.

After some thought I decided to put in this page these two species

Thomisus onustus

This wonderful Thomisidae can change its colours, so that it becomes invisible to its preys. Don’t be fooled by the fact that you can spot it easily!! The bee vision is different and Thomisus onustus can adsorb or reflect UV radiation.

Yellow version



White pink and …







Araneus alsine

To me the most beautiful Italian Argiopidae. Don’t remember you a poison mushroom ?




They are wonderful!! Don’t you agree??