Sunday, October 4, 2009

Marbled Orbweaver Spider

A couple of very pretty Marbled Orbweaver spiders...One enjoying lunch!!
Adult female marbled orbweavers are 9 to 20 millimeters in length with very large abdomens that are mostly orange with brown to purple markings and spots of pale yellow.

Egg cocoons, which contain several hundred eggs, are generally deposited in October and are constructed of white silk formed in a flattened sphere. Immature spiders emerge from the cocoons in spring. Adults are seen from midsummer until the first hard freeze of fall.

It's a Boy!!

Our Spicy will be a handsome buck next year.   You can just see 2 little bumps on his head starting.