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Orb Weaver

Cyclosa sp.

Description:

Cyclosa is a spider genus in the family Araneidae. One small species from Guyana (described under the nomen dubium C. tremula) has a striking black and white pattern and rests in the center of an orb web with greyish "imitation spiders" it has created from prey remains. If the spider is disturbed, it vibrates its body, so that the black and white patches blur into grey, thus resembling the false spiders.[1]

Notes:

I found this web attached to coffee plants

1 Species ID Suggestions

Atul
Atul 10 years ago
Orb Weaver
Cyclosa sp. Family Araneidae


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2 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 10 years ago

Thanks Atul for the ID

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Might be a dead leaf mimicing spider?

Jolly Ibañez
Spotted by
Jolly Ibañez

Cavite, Philippines

Spotted on Oct 17, 2012
Submitted on Nov 2, 2012

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