Metepeira

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

BugmanDan
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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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