Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#34563
Black-and-yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia Egg sac - Argiope aurantia

Black-and-yellow Argiope - Argiope aurantia Egg sac - Argiope aurantia
Efland, Orange County, North Carolina, USA
October 13, 2005
Size: 1.25 inches
I asked about a similar egg sack a week or two ago. Did a little searching on the web when I noticed the Black-and-yellow Argiopes (Argiope aurantia) were disappearing from their webs. This matches the written description I found can any one confirm this?

Moved

certainly looks similar to the images
in the guide here but we wouldn't know how many different species have similar egg cases.

 
Egg sac.
The egg sac of the other common species, A. trifasciata, is shaped like a kettle drum. So, A. aurantia is the most likely ID.

 
Bring it home
Hang it in your garden.

 
It will stay
right where it is. It is a one minute trek from the house in an undeveloped area with flowering plants and shrubs and it is near the green lynx spiderlings I hope to document.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.