Unidentified

Picture ID 132475

Picture of unidentified spider

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This comic is for Wendave70, who gave me the idea and behavior observations to draw Verrucosa arenata, the Arrowhead Orb-weaver.

Arrowhead Orb-weavers spin their webs in the evening and take them down in the morning, spending the day in tiny leaf retreats. Unusual among Orb-weavers is their posture; they frequently rest in their webs facing upwards rather than downwards.

Reference image:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1054054/bgimage

Wendave70, thank you for being a wonderful spider-discovery buddy! Your kind heart always brightens my day. :-)

  • Submitted by: 
    Helper-Harvestman
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2020
  • Photographed: Nov 29, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Moscow, Idaho, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
  • Attributes:
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Wendave70

I am good!! Hope you are as well. It seems as though I have had lots of new visitors lately and that Trapdoor was a surprise to be sure!! I looked it up and thought it looked like a Trapdoor but then convinced myself it wasn’t having never seen any others about. And CLEARLY the test of something’s existence is whether or not yours truly has seen it in large numbers….. I would like to see one with one of those fancy schmanchy trap doors that they build! What I am not seeing and it makes me quite sad indeed… Read more »

TangledWeb

Cool! I had never heard about how they rest facing away from the ground.

Sp0ders

Too cool! 😀

Wendave70

awww! I am so honored! And your depiction of the Arrowhead is right on. I have an area in my from yard where I would go each morning to see how many were there. The most I saw in one morning was six. Two had their webs facing one another. If you are not careful you will walk right into them! They are very much habitual as I am sure you know hiding in the same little leaf and returning to build their new webs in the same spots. I also enjoy coming back later to try to find that… Read more »