Six Spots and a Parasite (Orbweaver Spider, Araniella sp.)

Six-spotted orbweaver spider with parasite. (Black and white version)

Well, maybe more like three spots in this image. I somehow didn’t notice the parasite at first glance of this spider. Now, it’s all I can see. Hopefully, she shook the worm off eventually and lived out her best days, but a lot of times, that’s not how parasites work. (Color versions below.)

Six-spotted orbweaver spidre with parasite.

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