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Barn Spider

Araneus cavaticus

Description:

Your typical big hairy spider that makes orb webs in the eaves of houses and barns. This particular spider was found in a barn. It had been overcome by a fungus which is apparent on the abdomen. Looks like penicillium to me but I don't know for sure.

Habitat:

Eaves of barns and houses in the Autumn.

Notes:

This was a unique spotting for me. I have never seen a spider overcome by mold and I find it very interesting.

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1 Comment

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

lovely effects!!

ulvalactuca77
Spotted by
ulvalactuca77

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 16, 2013

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