Argiope, Garden Spider
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The Argiopes are conspicuous spiders commonly found in gardens.
In addition to the familiar orb, they add sections of zig-zig for reasons which only the spider knows.
This individual built her (males are much smaller) web on a garden fence and appears about ready to lunch on the insect
wrapped up in the silk.
Last week I posted this "Mystery Photo" of an egg sac found in the asparagus garden.
The consensus of readers is that it is indeed, the egg sac produced by a spider like the above.
As the two gardens are about 50 feet apart, I would presume it was made by a different individal.