Widow (three photos)
Around 10:00 am on Antelope Island, I found this male Black
Widow just hanging like this from a side
wall in a building. It wasn't moving and appearred to be dead or
in a state of "suspended" animation.
When I returned to the same place about 5 hours later, the spider was
and was now stuck with other things.
It still wasn't moving but some other spider had brought down a bunch
of flies and grouped them all. There was a web
attached from this glob to the flies suspended above. I have a
feeling that by morning, this glob will have grown into
some kind of feast for an egg sac. Very strange. I don't
know if the culprit was a female black widow or another kind
of spider. © Carol Davis, 8-23-2009
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