Orb Weaver
Genus Larinia

I've mostly seen these Larinia species hanging in webs on Antelope Island and they are
rather scarce (some years I don't see them at all). This one was
in the process of getting
ready to molt or had just molted and was motionless
on this stem.  The orb weaver wasn't
 very large and so the picture isn't of the best quality
but it shows the beauty of the design
of the spider.  They are not as plentiful as the Neoscona orb weavers that
 populate the island in the summer. I've also found this species
in Box Elder County. © Carol Davis 8-7-2013

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