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Unknown spider 3 - 5-11-09 - Cyclosa caroli

Unknown spider 3 - 5-11-09 - Cyclosa caroli
Cass County, Texas, USA
May 11, 2009
Size: 1/4"
I was looking through some files and found another shot of this cool spider.

Lee

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Unknown spider 1 - 5-11-09 - Cyclosa caroli Unknown spider 2 - 5-11-09 - Cyclosa caroli Unknown spider 3 - 5-11-09 - Cyclosa caroli

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Cyclosa sp.
Looks like a Cyclosa sp. (Araneidae). They make orb webs with a long line of debris (dead prey, leaf bits, etc.) through the center. The spider sits on that line and blends in, very well camouflaged. It looks like a piece of debris in its own web. The conical projection at the rear of the abdomen is characteristic.

 
Thank you
for your information. It seems to be a Cyclosa for sure. I will keep my eyes open for their webs now and maybe get lucky enough to find another.

Lee

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