Greetings. On 10/14/15, I found and photographed a spider. I got an ID from...

Asked October 22, 2015, 10:28 PM EDT

Greetings. On 10/14/15, I found and photographed a spider. I got an ID from BugGuide.net, an Orb Weaver (Eustala cepina), but I have been unable to find any further information about it. Just wondering if you could help with information about its life history. I have attached one of the photos I took of it.

Otter Tail County Minnesota

1 Response

The life histories of many spider species have not been documented, especially in formats useful to non-specialists. Although you may not find information specific to the species you photographed, investigating the habits of orb weavers in general might be productive depending upon the purpose of your study.

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/26139#page/1/mode/1up
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1972