Neriene montana
( Old World Dome Sheet-web Weaver )

Picture ID 58302

Picture of Neriene montana ( Old World Dome Sheet-web Weaver ) - Dorsal

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No idea on this one. It was a male. Didn't seem to be on a web, but as I was photographing it, I noticed it was exuding from its spinnerettes. It moved quickly and seized a drain moth.

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TangledWeb

Hi, I don’t know yet, looks like a kind of orbweaver. A comment on the silk – both male and female spiders produce a single strand of silk when they are moving. It is a tether to keep them from being blown away from where they want to remain or to climb back up it if they do. Many spiders jump to avoid predators and the silk anchors them to come back. It can be frustrating to photograph spiders that keep leaping off things. It’s a great-looking colorful spider.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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