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Nice spotting! stabilimenta seeming to be a confusing phenomenon :P
Two kinds of stabilimenta within the same species for different stages just doesn't make sense. I can't get my head around what is happening with these spiders.
Lauren ,the X type means that this is a fully grown ,mature spider. The ii1st or second instar usually make the disc like stbiliminta seen in Adarshas spotting.
Hi Emanuel, we've all been debating and theorizing over the stabilimenta of spiders for days. Yours is just in time to add to the excitement. You can see all the comments on http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/163....
Hahaha it could be both! :) but it can also be a "flower like" patter to attract bugs!
PerilOfPlastic and Adarsha: Hi. What do you think about an X shaped stabilimentum like this one? Supposedly it looks like a BIG spider in the web? Or X marks the spot?
Spotted on Nov 18, 2012 Submitted on Nov 18, 2012
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