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Green-eyed spider Guarding Eggs - Phidippus clarus

Green-eyed spider Guarding Eggs - Phidippus clarus
Lakeview, Baxter County, Arkansas, USA
September 1, 2008
Several silky almond-shaped enclosures were within a few feet of each other. They were the size of a silver dollar, but football shaped. All were near the top of the seedheads of tall grass at the edge of a field. Some were tightly woven, others more loosely. I opened one of these "cocoons" carefully, and found a spider guarding her eggs. She immediately began covering them with silk.

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Green-eyed spider Guarding Eggs - Phidippus clarus Green-eyed spider - Phidippus clarus

Moved from Jumping Spiders.

Phidippus clarus
Really nice habitat photos Rose. Also shows how poorly this species chooses its hiding spots.

Are both photos of the exact same spider?

Moved from Spiders.

Love this shot
I've always wondered what a jumping spider's egg sac and nest look like.

Nice find and nice shots
it's apparently a jumping spider, but I hope one of our experts will be able to tell you more exactly. Your previous spider shots (Argiope and Argyrodes) were great, too - welcome to BugGuide - I hope to see more from you!

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You will see more of me, as I'm an avid photographer and nature enthusiast. This is a wonderful site, a great help for id and sharing. Rose

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