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Garden Cross Spider,eggs

Araneus diadematus,eggs

Description:

Small and plentiful cream to yellow colored eggs are loosely deposited within a silken retreat.

Habitat:

Wood Clapboard siding and deck rail on house. Alder trees, leaves.

Notes:

I try not to disturb the spider eggs until they hatch and disappear on their own. I have watched birds come to eat the spider eggs from the webs and corners of our windows and wood of our house.

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5 Comments

Arya
Arya 8 years ago

It's funny when you accidentally disturb them and next thing you know they are all over the place!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

I agree, I saw an extremely small cross orb spiderling which looked similar.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/266...

TishannePatterson
TishannePatterson 8 years ago

Thank you turtlesandtombstones for your great input. Yes,they do look like Cross Orb Weaver. It would be more likely for that species eggs to be here since I have found many Orb Weavers and webs on the grounds. I am comparing the very similar species info. I will change my info to reflect Orb weaver. Thanks again

Sam10
Sam10 8 years ago

I see these around quite a lot.. never been sure as to what they are though!

These look more like cross spider hatchlings.

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

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