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Normally I would call this a spider. However, I've learned from this Project Noah that my first guess at insect identification is usually wrong. At any rate, I posted a similar "spider casing" a couple of weeks ago, and was amazed at how rare this was. At least, I'd never seen anything like it before. Since then I've seen a few of these. Any help in ID'ing?
A common feature of this kind of spider web is that it is strung by two major "guy-wires" of webbing among some branches of a pine tree. The other ones i've seen were either in a Yew or another pine tree in southeastern PA USA.
Spotted on Oct 4, 2011
Submitted on Oct 4, 2011
I'm curious to see what others say about this spider and its trash-line (or whatever the white dangly balls are).