First, let me say that I stumbled upon you site today, searching for buggy information, and found it fascinating. I am an amateur photographer, and ‘bugs’ are often my main subject. You mentioned that you could not find any photos of Cyclosa bifurca. I have three photos that I thought you may enjoy seeing. You are welcome to use these photos if you wish. I am still working on my photos project, but my collection (so far) can be found at http://www.rediware.com/pictures/pictures.htm in the ‘backyard life’ section. At present I have not identified my bugs, but you will find the quality pretty good.
Thanks for sending your awesome images our way.
November 28, 2010
Today we received a new identification request which led us on an identification search on BugGuide that ended with a new identification for this egg sac configuration: the Basilica Orbweaver, Mecynogea lemniscata. This incorrectly identified spider appears to also be the Basilica Orbweaver. The dome shaped web is quite noticeable in these images.