Metepeira

Picture ID 57090

Picture of Metepeira - Male,Female - Dorsal,Lateral

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This spider seems to be on a web. Ahhh!!! And there is another spider that stays with it. Is that a partner? And. Uhmmm. If this spider is on a sac of eggs.... house many babies will be hatching? (Please say 3... please say 3....)
Thank you for your help.

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ItsyBitsy

Yes, a male and female Orb-weaver, see above image for ID. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Orb-weavers are beneficial for keeping the insect population in check. If they’re building webs in inappropriate places like across a walkway – you can just keep knocking the webs down until they get the idea and move somewhere more out of the way or they can be physically relocated either by catching them in a container and releasing them or sometimes you can swoop up a web, spider and all on to a stick and just toss it somewhere else.

BugmanDan

Hi, no doubt a sort of spider that cares for their young, Ungoliant would call this ‘attack of the babies’
Mama subdues the prey then the spiderlings feast. The victim spider is a spitting spider.
Yes, there is a male in the web here also, the smaller scrawny looking one.

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Picture of Metepeira spp. - Eyes,Webs,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metepeira spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metepeira spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Metepeira spp. - Dorsal Enlarge Picture