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Orb Weaver spiders (Araneidae)

There are many species of orb weavers, some tiny, some very large, but probably best known in the Ottawa area are the Banded Argiope and the Black and Yellow Orb Weaver. They construct wonderfully complex webs which show up particularly well when the dew is on them.

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Orbweaving spider egg sac
Orbweaving spider egg sac
Orb weaver (Mangora gibberosa)
Orb weaver (Mangora gibberosa)
Star-bellied orbweaver (Acanthepeira stellata), female
Star-bellied orbweaver (Acanthepeira stellata), female
Star-bellied orbweaver (Acanthepeira stellata), female
Star-bellied orbweaver (Acanthepeira stellata), female
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), male
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), male
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), male
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), male
Garden cross orb weaver  (Araneus diadematus), female
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), female
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), female
Garden cross orb weaver (Araneus diadematus), female
Garden cross orb weaver, female, with prey
Garden cross orb weaver, female, with prey
A cluster of spiderlings, probably Garden cross orb weavers
A cluster of spiderlings, probably Garden cross orb weavers
Spiderlings:  Garden cross orb weavers
Spiderlings: Garden cross orb weavers
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Marbled orb weaver (Araneus marmoreus), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium)  with japanese beetle
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium) with japanese beetle
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female,  with grasshopper
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female, with grasshopper
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium), female
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium)
Shamrock orb weaver (Araneus trifolium)
Black and yellow orb weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and Yellow Orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and Yellow Orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia) wrapping prey with silk
Black and yellow orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia) wrapping prey with silk
Egg sac of the Black and Yellow Orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia)
Egg sac of the Black and Yellow Orb Weaver (Argiope aurantia)
Black and yellow orb weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Masked! Argiope aurantia, female
Masked! Argiope aurantia, female
Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly!
Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly!
Black and yellow orb weaver ( Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb weaver ( Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb-weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
Black and yellow orb-weaver (Argiope aurantia), female
 Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Male Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata)
Male Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata)
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope in the rain, female
Banded argiope in the rain, female
Banded  argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female, in web
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female, in web
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female, underside
Banded argiope (Argiope trifasciata), female, underside
Six-spotted orb weaver (Araniella displicata), female
Six-spotted orb weaver (Araniella displicata), female
Six-spotted orbweaver (Araniella displicata), female,  with egg mass
Six-spotted orbweaver (Araniella displicata), female, with egg mass
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides), female,  with prey
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides), female, with prey
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides sclopetarius), female
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides sclopetarius), female
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides sclopetarius), female
Bridge orb weaver (Larinioides sclopetarius), female
Dew-covered spider web
Dew-covered spider web
Surfing the web
Surfing the web