06/25/2022 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.

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