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Orb Weaver Spider

Description:

Larinioides sp. maybe? This spider has been hanging out in my wing mirror for a few weeks. I don't know if it's the same one that was in there all last summer... can spiders hibernate and survive a Chicago winter? Anyway, I've been finding webs between the mirror and the car door almost every day. Then I drive the car and the web gets destroyed and the next day it's back again. If I don't drive for a few days, the web gets huge! Yesterday as I was driving to a forest preserve, I was sitting at a red light and noticed the 'homeowner' crawling out from the mirror housing and grabbed my camera. Anyone know specifically what kind of orb weaver this might be?

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3 Comments

BleeSantana
BleeSantana 8 years ago

awesome pic.

Kymberlee Ricke
Kymberlee Ricke 9 years ago

Done! Thanks for cluing me in to the new missions! :)

peter
peter 9 years ago

A great candidate for the new spider mission!

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6518...

Kymberlee Ricke
Spotted by
Kymberlee Ricke

Evanston, Illinois, USA

Spotted on Jun 18, 2011
Submitted on Jun 19, 2011

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