Subject: Argiope egg cases, black widow?
Geographic location of the bug: Memphis, TN
Time: 01:25 PM EDT
The argiope I sent a photo of in March disappeared (died/was eaten?) a week or two ago. I thought you might want to see the egg cases she left for next spring.
I also include a photo of what I believe is a black widow. (I couldn’t get a shot of the side with the red on it.)
How you want your letter signed: Laurel
We did receive an image of a Golden Orbweaver from you in August. Thanks for sending images of her egg sacs. Orbweavers are short-lived spiders, living only a single season. Your other spider does appear to be a Widow.
Sorry about the date mix-up. I first saw the spider in March.