I'm not a spider. Really.

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This orb weaving spider is standing so that it appears to have only four legs.  Is it trying to pretend to be a vertebrate? Its cephalothorax is also covered in fine white hairs.  Seen on a beautifully foggy morning in Crystal Cove State Park, there are a few drops of dew on the spider itself.   My best guess is that this is in genus _Argiope_.
This orb weaving spider is standing so that it appears to have only four legs. Is it trying to pretend to be a vertebrate? Its cephalothorax is also covered in fine white hairs. Seen on a beautifully foggy morning in Crystal Cove State Park, there are a few drops of dew on the spider itself. My best guess is that this is in genus _Argiope_.
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Keywords:
  • 60mm efs
  • Araneidae
  • California
  • Crystal Cove
  • State Park
  • closeup
  • dew
  • fog
  • macro
  • spider
  • spiderweb