Posted on 2022-06-252022-06-25 by the_dr_blue06/25/2022 basilica orb-weaver Paula spotted a very interesting spider web along the fence trellis today. It has a domed web with a very fine mesh web! Paula proceeded along the trellis and counted a total of 10 webs. We used this zoomed in photo to identify it as a basilica (named for the domed web) orb-weaver, Mecynogea lemniscata) in Common Spiders of North America by Richard A. Bradley.
4 Replies to “06/25/2022 basilica orb-weaver”
Nice find Paula!
Wow, super pretty spider!
Really cool looking. Is it tiny?
Yes, quite small