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Basilica Spider - Mecynogea lemniscata

Basilica Spider - Mecynogea lemniscata
Calvert County, Maryland, USA
July 30, 2005
Found this colorful smallish spider with wrapped prey in my azalea bushes. Some days later it placed a "string" of egg sacs in the center of its web and then disappeared.

Beautiful!
I love these!