Argiope Laying Eggs


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Thanks to Joe Hollner for these great shots of a female black and yellow argiope laying her eggs. First she builds a silk case to keep them in, and then lays them, covered in the yellow liquid, into the case. Finally, nearly exhausted after working all night,  she covers that with layers and layers of silk until it is all enclosed and safe to wait for next Spring to hatch out hundred of spiderlings. Then soon she will end her life cycle and die as Winter approaches. 

Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 2
Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 2
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 3
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 1
Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 1
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 6
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 4
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 7
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 5
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 9
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 8
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 10.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 11.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 12.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 13.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 14.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 15.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 16.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 18.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 20.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 21.
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Black and Yellow Argiope Laying Eggs 22.
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Another Black and Yellow Argiope Laying
Another Black and Yellow Argiope Laying
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