Spider, Part I - female (three photos)
Species - Enoplognatha ovata
I have been following the growth of this Cobweb
Spider since it was tiny and wondering if it would get any bigger.
I hadn't checked on it for a week or two and today I was shocked
to see this tiny spider transformed into a beautiful
mature female Enoplognatha ovata.
Earlier this month, the large weed it has been
living on grew out of control so on our neighborhood clean-up
day, I tore about 2/3 of the weed out and left only 5 large
leaves. Well, somehow this spider survived and has been
living on different leaves at different times. I'm afraid
it might outgrow its home and move on because the leaves are
getting haggard from snails and the hot weather. This is the first time
I have seen one of these Candy Stripe spiders.
This shot shows how the two pink lines come up over the back and
at the front. © Carol Davis, 7-19-2009
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