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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 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...
Lat: 16.71, Long: -92.61
Spotted on Jun 19, 2019
Submitted on Jun 22, 2019
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