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Photo#32680
Florida Spider - Eustala anastera

Florida Spider - Eustala anastera
Alexander Springs, Florida, USA
April 9, 2004

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I think this could be the humpbacked orbweaver,
Eustala anastera, pictured in Florida's Fabulous Spiders(1) p.34. The bump at the end of the abdomen, the general shape, and the lichen-green color all match. It is a small spider, females 5-6 mm, males a little smaller.

 
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Looking at the few shots of other members of the genera, I think this may be possible. The shot in Howell and Jenkins of E. anastera is of an orange brown female. He mentions at least four color forms and the likelihood of color camouflage abilities. There are quite a few species in the genus. Thanks.

 
Eustala anastera
Jeff Hollenbeck also agrees