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What happened to this spider? - Argiope aurantia - female

What happened to this spider? - Argiope aurantia - Female
La Jolla, San Diego County, California, USA
September 4, 2008
Size: body was almost 1"
...and here is a photo of the same spider a day later. What are the white scratches/markings that have appeared on her? I'm new to spider/bug study; is this some natural process I haven't learned about yet? Hope this is the right place for this posting. Love this site!

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What happened to this spider? - Argiope aurantia - female What happened to this spider? - Argiope aurantia - female What happened to this spider? - Argiope aurantia - female