Several species of Longjawed Orb Weavers live in the states. I'm not a
spider expert, so I'll leave the more specific taxonomy to the experts,
and lump all of mine together.
This first Longjawed Orb Weaver Spider lives on my
. It hides
lengthwise along the stem under the flower, but spreads out and moves
very fast when poked.
I found this next spider protecting the eggs
she'd laid under my Vigna luteola
leaf. She was easier to photograph because she didn't want to leave her
I was looking at Citrus
Fruit-piercer Moth Caterpillars
Pond Apple Tree
when I noticed
these curled stuck-together leaves. Those are generally the home of some
or another. This time, it was a
The white ball beneath her is her egg sac. There were a few tiny
spiderlings around her, but without a macro lens, they were too small to
photograph clearly. Perhaps next year...