Male Desert Orb Weaver  (two photos)
Genus Metepeira


male metepeira
It's not often that I find a Metepeira spider away from its complicated nest but when I do it's  almost
 always a male, like this hairy dude. He was hanging out with some other spiders on Antelope
Island
around 4:00 p.m. in the middle of April.  © Carol Davis 4-13-2015

male metepeira
The females of the species make incredibly complicated nests and lay many eggs sacs. These are some of
my very favorite little spiders. © Carol Davis 4-13-2015

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