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Coming back from an outing, I found this drama had played out on the porch. A juvenile anole, poor thing, had stumbled into the web of an American house spider, who did not like me poking my camera into her web and was in the process of trying to wrap the much-larger lizard up, I think. The lizard's body was slightly withered, so perhaps the spider had already fed on it?
Related spotting from my collection, same species, different individual.
Includes the "kind of happy, kind of sad story of suzmonk and the spider" ... http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/435...
The spider in this spotting went on to successfully hatch
three egg sacs in her corner of my friends' porch ...
Alternate name: Common House Spider. Also found the scientific name of this spider listed as Achaearanea tepidariorum.
Spotted on Sep 14, 2013
Submitted on Sep 16, 2013
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