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Spinybacked Orbweaver

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Description:

A black and white variety of spinybacked orbweaver. This species varies in color, mainly depending on the region in which it is found.

Habitat:

Found in Arkansas in the Cadron Settlement park, in a densely forested (deciduous) area under the canopy. She'd built her web between trunks of tall trees.

Notes:

They are also called Crablike Spiny Orbweavers, Jewel Spiders, and Smiley Face Spiders.

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 10, 2019
Submitted on Sep 14, 2019

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