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Micrathena triserrata Spider

Micrathena triserrata


This is a spider, although it took me awhile to decide that. The front legs are the giveaway. This shiny black creature was about 3/8" long, and was perched on a palm leaf. In photo #3, you can see some of the webbing it made as it turned around.


It was spotted on a palm leaf, in a moist rainforest on the Macal River in western Belize. It wasn't on an orb web, but perched on the upper side of the leaf, and I saw its silhouette through the leaf.


I've revised my opinion that this was a Micrathena quadriserrata, due to two suggestions and a review of info. I appreciate the the help. Thanks.

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bayucca 5 years ago

Thanks, Stu :-)!

sjl197v2 5 years ago

I think also this is Micrathena triserrata instead.

Irene Brady
Irene Brady 8 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion, bayucca!

bayucca 8 years ago

Try Micrathena triserrata, but I am not sure.

Irene Brady
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Irene Brady

Cayo, Belize

Spotted on Dec 7, 2012
Submitted on Feb 7, 2016

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