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Western Spotted Orbweaver

Neoscona oaxacensis


An Orb Weaver spider, sitting perfectly still in the center of it's web. For the past couple of weeks I've been seeing this guy daily. It resides in my solarium where I keep some potted plants. Once, while watering my plants, I accidentally broke its web and it quickly ran to a bougainvillea leaf where the edge of its web is attached. I felt bad, but knew no harm was done as he sat on the leaf. Later that day while I was passing by I noticed the spider was once again suspended but this time it was very much at work re-building its web. Running, half-haggardly in a circle it was nearly done. Today I notice him sitting perfectly in the center again and took the opportunity to take a photo.


In my solarium/garden between several large potted bougainvilleas.

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alicelongmartin 5 years ago


El Paso City Limits, Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 29, 2015
Submitted on Jul 30, 2015

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