Are these webs OK?

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  1. theta

    theta Sapling

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    This morning was very foggy and damp, I went outside and found these little webs on some of my trees. I see these webs on a lot of shrubs in the area and they usually just last for the morning, then go away.

    It's not a spider mite infestation is it?

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  3. GrimLore

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    Looks like the doing of young funnel spiders to me, harmless here. Here spider mites would look far more like a tiny cotton ball. I am not familiar with a lot of species though so I will be interested in other responses.

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  4. Giga

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    looks like spiders to me too, is there a small hole in each one that a spider might hide in?
     
  5. theta

    theta Sapling

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    I don't believe I saw any holes in them. Just looked like a cobweb. I'm hoping it just some spiders. If they're there tomorrow I'll be sure to check better for holes.

    After doing some research online I came across Dollar Spot Fungus? Which I think mostly affects grass, but can possibly be on shrubs? I don't know, but the fungus cobweb looks very similar. Has anyone dealt with this fungus on their trees before?
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  6. just.wing.it

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    They look like spider webs to me...
    I like spiders in my trees, except when I'm 30 minutes into a wiring job and a jumping spider flies out onto my face....
     
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  7. defra

    defra Omono

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    I got plenty of that stuff in my tree's
    Its just spiderwebs imo
     
  8. GrimLore

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    Fungal would stay - notice the webs you have shown are very geometric, with design. I still suspect a young spider or group of young spiders at practice. Last weekend when defoliating a Quince I removed, with a bamboo skewer over 50 babies from interior growth and released them to the grass. Not uncommon after hatch.


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  9. theta

    theta Sapling

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    OK thanks guys. Crisis averted.
     
  10. AZbonsai

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    Yaupon holly I was working on had spider webs with cricket parts in them...left them there for Halloween.
     
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