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Post  Windmere on 8/20/2014, 11:23 am

This morning I found this while I was watering (it was violently shaking, so the movement caught my attention):



I did a search on the internet, but did not find anything in the spider's nest category that looked like this.  Those precision stitches look almost like they were done by a sewing machine.  Do you think that this might be the beginnings of a spider's nest, or is it something else altogether?

Two days ago, my wife and daughter found this in one of our marigolds:



Our family is mystified by these things and we are very curious to know what they are.  My daughter wants me to open what she found in the marigold, but I am not going to do that.  I'm afraid to hurt it.
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Post  camprn on 8/20/2014, 11:49 am

@Windmere wrote:This morning I found this while I was watering (it was violently shaking, so the movement caught my attention):



I did a search on the internet, but did not find anything in the spider's nest category that looked like this.  Those precision stitches look almost like they were done by a sewing machine.  Do you think that this might be the beginnings of a spider's nest, or is it something else altogether?

Two days ago, my wife and daughter found this in one of our marigolds:



Our family is mystified by these things and we are very curious to know what they are.  My daughter wants me to open what she found in the marigold, but I am not going to do that.  I'm afraid to hurt it.
that's cool. Send a photo to the state entomologist for I'd?

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Post  Judy McConnell on 8/20/2014, 12:02 pm

The web center you show belongs to the writer (also known as garden) spider.
http://www.forestryimages.org/browse/subthumb.cfm?SUB=11805

I'm surprised that you didn't see the spider - unless she was eaten by a predator.

The second pic (on the marigold) I can't tell enough to ID
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Post  Windmere on 8/20/2014, 1:07 pm

Thanks all for your helpful responses.  We have seen this type of spider many, many times in our shrubs, etc.  The yellow markings are very distinctive and so beautiful.  I fear something may have happened to this one.  This web's location is in a patch of shrubs that is well watered and very lush.  It's nice and cool in there, so we have tons of beautiful green lizards who reside there.  I am afraid a lizard may have made a meal of her.  Sad

I will try to get a closer shot of the second mystery.
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Post  landarch on 8/21/2014, 2:05 pm

Garden Spiders are excellent engineers and seamstresses...could always find them in the garden every year as a kid.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 8/21/2014, 10:10 pm

This is funny!  I found one this morning over some of my bee balm!  Very pretty...
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