Please help--- Spider ID??

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Please help--- Spider ID??

Post by Dan Anzian » Mon, 05 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I was in my garage the other day helping my son with his bicycle when he
noticed a wasp flying above our heads. As I looked up I noticed, attached to
the garage door, was what appeared to be a mud daubbers nest. At least I
think that's what they are called. Yellow Jackets form these cacoon-like
structures made from mud and they harden up just like plaster. Well as I was
explaining this to my son I decided to get a glass jar and remove the nest.
Much to my surprise it was full (about a dozen or so) of spiders. Mature,
light brownish in color and alive. At first I thought it was a case of them
moving into an abandoned structure, but I found another, smaller cacoon
nearby with the same contents. If anybody is aware of this type of spider
please acknowledge. I am 43 years old and have lived in So. California all
my life and have never heard of such a thing.
 
 
 

Please help--- Spider ID??

Post by Stanley Neal Smit » Sat, 10 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Dan,  You probably mad some mud dauber really angry.  Most likely that
was his food source stashed away for her young.  Most any dauber nest
will be full of spiders, most of them alive.  The reason they all looked
the same is probably that species is plentiful in the wasp's hunting