Thank you. Gorgeous creature!. Two are fighting for territory in my back yard. I don’t mind though. Hopefully they’ll get some yummy mosquitos to eat!
That’s what I think every time I see a spider in a web!
Video of the spider fight
This might have been a mating attempt, which for a male can be deadly. There was a moment when the spiders faced each other and rubbed their front legs together before the part that looked like wrestling. I’ve seen cellar spiders do that, it is part of the courting and a way for the male to signal that he wants to mate and not be prey. He might have managed mating and escaped with his life. Spiders use their pedipalps (near the mouth) to deliver semen to an opening near the female’s head. They face each other. It needs to… Read more »
I could be. Before this they were both building their own web in the same corner and one happened upon the other’s web and that started the tussle. Afterward they both just went back to building their webs in peace.
In that case, they are probably both female. A male would have left instead of building a web. The females do manage to live near each other without killing each other.
I’m not sure, maybe Tetragnatha species.