Preservation of the Species
"Desert Orb Weaver"
The above arrangement of egg sacs is pretty typical of the tiny Metepeira "Desert Orb Weaver" in Utah; however,
this female has really outdone herself in the number of sacs. You can see her hanging out underneath the large
pile. She certainly knows how to preserve the species (and I wonder if she's done yet). Wikipedia has an
interesting article about this species of spider. © Carol Davis 8-10-2013, Antelope Island
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