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Mama w/Egg case - Araneus diadematus - female

Mama w/Egg case - Araneus diadematus - Female
Enumclaw, Forested Unincorporated King County, Washington, USA
October 23, 2009
Size: Spider 14mm; Case 20mm
A protective mother; she sat with her legs touching her egg sac at all times. She eventually walked away from it when she died.

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I've placed this image on the info page. Thanks.

Great job
on these. This one is my favorite. I've always thought these egg cases look very similar to a coccoon.

 
Thank you
They really do look and feel like a cocoon, too. I bet they get confused for them pretty often.

 
Just thought of something
Were you hinting to me that the proper term for this type of egg sac is 'cocoon'? lol. Just curious because the more I think about it, the better 'cocoon' sounds. What do you think?

 
cocoon
some words are just not meant to be spelled properly! I don't know the proper terms for egg sacs, sorry.

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