Unidentified

Picture ID 148391

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found dangling from a single strand under a ladder rung. No spiders seen relatively close by. Photographed indoors (found outdoors) in Munford, AL. Leaf was not attached to any plant, was dry/dead leaf, and was completely sealed on all sides (I broke the seal to look inside).

  • Submitted by: 
    BamaCritterHunter
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 14, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Munford, Alabama, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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TangledWeb

That worked great as a way to add photos! It looks like an Orbweaver’s egg sack. The silk is yellowish, so it might be Trichonephila clavipes or Argiope aurantia, which are both golden silk orbweavers. The sealed leaf is an interesting way to protect an egg sack. I always expect spider egg sacks to be attached to a solid object. I didn’t know that one would use a loose object. Maybe it wasn’t loose at the time. I’m careful when I send out yard debris for municipal composting to try to avoid including my spiders.