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Decorator Silk-orb weaver spider

Cyclosa insulana

Description:

Found this spider near a cave entrance. The spiral web ain't new for me, but I haven't seen this type of spider before. A rough silvery back. Plenty of food on her menu.



1 species ID suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 7 years ago
Decorator Silk-orb weaver spider
Cyclosa insulana Cyclosa insulana | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

18 Comments

Tom Maebe
Tom Maebe 7 years ago

Thanks for the comments and suggestions!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 7 years ago

This is very amazing spider... Silky Signature is almost spiral....
Here is link of similar spider...
http://news.discovery.com/animals/spider...

achmmad
achmmad 7 years ago

Wonderful that sometime it looks like a orange dead leaf butterfly! Congrats!

Apple
Apple 7 years ago

You could also consider adding it to the mission on spiders....

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6518...

Apple
Apple 7 years ago

Wow, what a great web! This would be a great addition to the architecture mission!

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8082...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Nice finding,

dedes
dedes 7 years ago

wow amazing

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Awesome! I haven't seen a web quite like this before!

Please consider joining the Cave Biota of the Philippines mission, http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/9049... and adding this spotting to the mission.

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Beautiful Cyclosa spider.

Tom Maebe
Tom Maebe 7 years ago

Thanks, Farid.

Farid
Farid 7 years ago

very nice Tom

windmustache
windmustache 7 years ago

Wow!!

Tom Maebe
Tom Maebe 7 years ago

thanks for the nice comments!

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 7 years ago

That is so cool! Amazing, not seen a spiral web before.

Christiane
Christiane 7 years ago

WOW.. GREAT SPOTTING!!!

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

That's wild.

ceherzog
ceherzog 7 years ago

Wow! Another spiral in nature...I love it!

Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines

Lat: 9.45, Long: 118.39

Spotted on Aug 21, 2011
Submitted on Aug 21, 2011

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