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Male and Female Mating - Araneus pegnia - male - female

Male and Female Mating - Araneus pegnia - Male Female
Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA
July 2, 2005
I don't know if this was mating or fighting. They came together for a few seconds and then the female took off back to her hiding spot. The male stayed in place and looked dead, but I poked him and he was still alive.

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Male and Female Mating - Araneus pegnia - male - female Female Orb Weaver - Araneus pegnia - female

They
look small. Could they be A. pegnia?

 
They were small...
bad memory here. I can't remember if the web suggested orb weaver or cobweb weaver, but for some reason (probably size) I was thinking cobweb weaver. However, I guess I places these in Orbweb weaver for a reason....

 
Orb weavers
is the right place for them.

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