Picture ID 174289

Picture of unidentified spider

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She made an egg sack.

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  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2023
  • Photographed: Dec 10, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Puyallup, Washington, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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I’m glad that she was able to make her egg sac. Was she still alive when the photo was taken? Sometimes spiders sacrifice their own bodies to their babies for nutrients. Males sometimes die after mating to provide the female with food for their offspring.
Thank you for the photo, we don’t receive many photos of Orbweavers with their eggsacs.
The eggs should become hatchlings soon. They’ll probably be little yellow spiders with a black spot on each. They’ll walk together until the atmospheric electrical charges and air currents are perfect for them to “balloon” – they can fly!