Leucauge argyrobapta, 02 April 2023

Leucauge argyrobapta, the Mabel orchard orbweaver;
Volusia county, Florida (02 April 2023).

Gotta love Mabel orchard orb weavers. These wee spiders are really good at building webs at eye line across trails you walk through during morning hours. Heh. If I had a nickel for every time I snagged an orchard orbweaver to the face, well… I’d be richer than I am now. Maybe not Musk-Rich, but a little bit richer. Still, despite so many facial contacts of the years, I’ve never taken a bite. Truly, these are fairly benign spiders in my experience. Not much to rationally fear from them.

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