Candy Stripe Spider - female  (three photos)
Cobweb Spider
Species - Enoplognatha ovata
8 mm

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.  Carol Davis  7-29-2009

Enoplognatha ovata - candy stripe spider
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 mature Candy Stripe spiders. 
Carol Davis 7-19-2009

This shot shows how the two pink lines come up over the back and connect
at the front.
Carol Davis, 7-19-2009

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