Jul 282013

Jul 1, 2013 – Hutchins, Texas

This is a female Basilica Spider. She is protecting a freshly created egg sac. Eventually, she will string together a whole series of these silken containers—possibly as many as nine. Each sphere will produce 8 to 10 juvenile spiders.

Basilica Spider - Egg Sac

Photography courtesy of Penny Halstead.

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