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Spinybacked Orbweaver

Gasteracantha cancriformis


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


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.


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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