Baby Orb Weavers - Araneus diadematus
Bonney Lake, Pierce County, Washington, USA
June 15, 2008
These are probably Cross Spider babies. I've been watching different groups of spiderlings since a bunch hatched in my back yard. These are displaying the same behavior. After they hatch, they stick together for a while (a week or so) and they keep together in a "spider ball". After the first couple of days they will even start moving together to new areas. They make this net or web to hold themselves together and to catch small bugs.