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Grass Spiders

October 2, 2015

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 For some reason, it surprised me to find grass spider webs this late in the season.

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I couldn’t find the entry tunnel for this one.

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I couldn’t see the spider until

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it came to the mouth of the tunnel.

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Their eggs overwinter in an egg sac, which is usually outside the web, sometimes under the bark of a nearby tree. The spiderlings disperse in the spring and build small webs apart from each other.

They are a quick-running spider and depend on speed to catch their prey.

I was also intrigued with the reflections on the dense dew drop covering the webs.