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Trash Line Spider

Cyclosa sp.


Another species of Trash Line Spider. While still around 5 mm in length and just as well camouflaged, this one has an elongated abdomen in the shape of a turban and completely lacks tubercles of any kind (see 2nd and last pictures). Family Araneidae.


Semi-rural residential area, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico 2,200 meters.


See also and Jeremy Hussell of Canada writes "Cyclosa conica's range just barely extends into Mexico in the north. The shape of the abdomen is also somewhat different. I suspect this is C. coylei, or possibly C. jalapa. Either way, a great observation!" I haven't found good pictures of either C. coylei or C. jalapa, so I will leave it at Generic level only.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Extraordinary spotting Lauren.

AshleyT a year ago

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San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jun 19, 2019
Submitted on Jun 22, 2019

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