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Orbweaver ... waiting
Neoscona sp.?
Copyright David Seibel, 2005 (#1084) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 1/125 sec, f/8.0, ISO 400
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: September 20, 2005
Location: Shawnee Mission Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA

Description: This seems to be a common spider around Shawnee Mission Lake. They spin their large, beautiful webs over the paths at the edge of the woods, often having to start from scratch each night because of human-spider web collisions. (The spider web never wins.) I'm not nearly as knowledgeable about invertebrates as I'd like to be, and I haven't had time to track down the specific identity of this one. If anyone happens to know it, please send me a note. Thanks!