mating of two orb weaver spiders

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Shari Perry

The mating ritual of these two spiders was a long process. How their bodies changed to accept the process was amazing. The scene took about 30 minutes of which 10 minutes were of the male inspecting the female with his two front legs. They went to their separate webs following their coupling.

Location: Poway, California

 

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