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Subject: Cool nest in Pollock Pines, CA
Location: Pollock Pines, CA
September 22, 2015 2:47 pm
I’ve never seen a home quite like this. Could you please possibly identify what species made this home with just a picture and location? I found this spider home on a pine needle pathway in the forest of Pollock Pines. It’s so beautifully constructed and I’m so extremely curious about it! Thank you for your time, folks at whatsthatbug!
Signature: -P. Rose

Spider Nest

Spider Nest

Dear P. Rose,
While we cannot sat for certain what species of spider made this nest, it does appear to be a large individual.  Some species of burrowing spider might construct an opening such as this.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to supply some information.  The Burrowing Wolf Spider nest pictured on the Blue Jay Barrens blog looks similar, and members of the genus Geolycosa are found in California according to BugGuide.

Spider Nest

Spider Nest

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pollock Pines, California

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