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Trash Line Spider

Cyclosa sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

See also https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/56... and https://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/72.... 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. https://bugguide.net/node/view/52645 https://bugguide.net/node/view/48743/bgp...

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2 Comments

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Extraordinary spotting Lauren.

AshleyT
AshleyT a year ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LaurenZarate
Spotted by
LaurenZarate

San Cristóbal, Chiapas, Mexico

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

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