What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: Bolas Spider and egg sacs
Location: Jamul, CA (east of San Diego)
December 6, 2015 1:03 pm
Saw these “blueberries” dangling from chainlink this morning. After looking them up on your site, I went back and took a picture of mama. (Incidentally, this is my second bird-poo disguised find of the season. The first was swallowtail larva the size of my pinky!)
Signature: Leslie

Bolas Spider with her Egg Sacs

Bolas Spider with her Egg Sacs

Dear Leslie,
Your images are a wonderful documentation of the distinctive eggs sacs and excellent camouflage of the Bolas Spider,
Mastophora cornigera.  The Bolas Spider and the Caterpillar of a Giant Swallowtail both benefit from their resemblance to bird droppings.

Egg Sacs of a Bolas Spider

Egg Sacs of a Bolas Spider

 

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

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