Comments & ID Thoughts
found inside my flower shop on one of the orchids. had little black balls on its legs, and it's butt curved down towards the ground. it moved its legs around constantly as it walked.
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- Submitted: Mar 7, 2019
- Photographed: Mar 7, 2019
- Spider: Uloborus glomosus (Feather-legged Orb-weaver)
- Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
- Spotted Indoors: Other
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
Hi, she’s an orbweaver kind of spider. She’s in genus Araneus. The black things on her legs are possibly tiny tuft areas of hairs, they look furrier on some orbweavers than others. I think that when spiders have the end of the abdomen pointed downward while they walk it is because they are deliberately making silk for a web. They produce silk whenever they walk as a safety line, but there is also conscious fine-tuning they can do to choose the qualities of the silk. I was just trying to do a photo shoot of a spiderling that my husband… Read more »
This is a Feather-legged Orb-weaver, Uloborus glomosus (Family Uloboridae).
Cool! I missed noticing the unusual proportions of the first legs.