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Spinybacked Orbweaver

Gasteracantha cancriformis

Description:

A white and black crab-looking spider with 6 black spines: 2 on each side of its body, and two on the rear. White body with black legs, face and spots on the back. The spots almost look like a face. The spider is about 1.5" wide.

Habitat:

The spider was hanging upside down on its web that it built at an angle under a red bud tree. This is typical behavior for these spiders.

Notes:

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Plano, Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 22, 2017
Submitted on Oct 22, 2017

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