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Banded Argiope Egg Sac - Argiope trifasciata

Banded Argiope Egg Sac - Argiope trifasciata
Manatee County, Florida, USA
August 15, 2008
Size: 2 inches ish
Banded Argiope egg sac

Question????
I recently took a picture of a Banded Argiope and its egg sac in South Florida, near Everglades National Park. The egg sac looks almost identical to this one and I'm curious about the coloration. Is the green on it (also on mine) a moss of fungi that grows on them, or does the spider "color" the silk for camouflage?

 
hi
I don't know. I just assumed it was from the spider.
Good question.

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This image is being used on the info page. Thanks.

Do you have the date this image was taken?

 
Yes
Guess I just forgot to add it. Sorry.

 
Great
Thanks Matt.

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