Sunday, September 11, 2005

What I call the "winter weaver"

This is the web of the humble small "garden spider" that is very common from Seattle to
San Jose where I found this one. I've observed them building webs and living through
winters in Portland even at Christmas time when it freezes so I dubbed it the "winter weaver".
That's just what I call it. It's true name is Zygiella atrica. She's only about 7-8mm long body
size when fully grown. Above is the web of the spider below carefully well made on my
dad's patio.

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