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At first, I thought it was a Brown Recluse Spider. Leg span about two inches, body about one-half inch. Egg sac beneath it. Upon further investigation, I see that it's a Nursery Web Spider.
This was found inside a coiled up Hydrangea leaf tied up with the white sticky opaque web. Another was seen in a similar plant four feet away. The plants are next to a sunny deck, six feet from the front door of the home.
Evidently, these guys don't bite unless you really stress them out. The web tangle that we disturbed her from was preparatory to her depositing the egg sack inside for them to hatch.
Spotted on Jul 12, 2018
Submitted on Jul 15, 2018