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Uloborus glomosus
(Feather-legged Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 185543

Picture of Uloborus glomosus (Feather-legged Orb-weaver) - Webs

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I believe this to be Uloborus Glomosus, or at least something in the Uloboridae. I have named her Gladys and she greets me outside of my door every day when I come home from work.

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Yes! I saw my first one in New Hampshire this year. She’s already had an egg sac. I couldn’t observe because she’s not on my property ( on the other side of our fence). They look funny to me, like a weird cross between Mary Poppins and a cheesy ninja with two swords. When mine went into defensive posture she dropped and lay still, looking like a little twig. I’m glad you get to observe her every day. Every year I have a wild animal that sticks around. This year it’s a hare that sits with me while I weed… Read more »


It was great! I left a description on the video comments as Natural Nashuan, my Google name. I wish I filmed the dramatic courtings I’ve seen. One Parasteatoda female had males battling each other (spiders fistfight!). She accepted 3 of them at the same time . They males piled on her while they spun around on a strand of silk. Cirque du Soleil probably does something like that. Another big female Parasteatoda kept rejecting her one little suitor and charged threateningly toward him. She made him sit there. He stole snacks from her web while waiting. Then he just plain… Read more »

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