I got so lucky in witnessing this female Arrowhead Spider (triangle orbweaver) as she cut a dangling leaf loose from her web in the woods. The cicadas were screaming in the background and humidity was nearly 100-percent.
I was out hiking in the woods when I thought I would make a funny clip about this leaf that looked like it was hanging suspended in mid air. That’s why I was moving the phone all around, as if to show it was just floating. I didn’t even notice the spider above and to the left.
I was making several versions, when I became aware of the spider as she crawled down to the leaf, as I was filming it.
Eventually, I realized she was actually trying to cut the leaf loose. She’s an Arrowhead Spider also called a Triangle Orbweaver, and they build webs in the woods in late summer and early fall. I walked through several of those webs on my hike that day.
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