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Orb Weaver Spider

Description:

A beautiful little spider, 5 mm in length, with an orange thorax striped in black. The abdomen is both hairy and has white scales, the legs are banded.

Habitat:

Hunting on a wall at night, semi-rural area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.



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3 Comments

Gaia80
Gaia80 a week ago

Thank you, it's indeed an experience for life, hoping to do this for longer. I also come across species I've never seen before and it is thrilling to try to find out what species it is. My main interest is surely insects of all sort, but have a bit of knowledge about other species as well.

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate a week ago

Hi Gaia80, thank you for looking for so much time. I couldn't find any like it either. It seems like every night I find a spider I haven't seen before, and several that I revisit to see how they're doing. Lucky you to travel around for a year! Take good care of yourself!

Gaia80
Gaia80 a week ago

It's a beautiful species for sure, but I have no idea what species it is, can't find anything about it as far as I look, I usually search for a couple hours before I give up ;)

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61

Spotted on Jul 6, 2019
Submitted on Jul 10, 2019

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