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Cyclosa walckenaeri - female

Cyclosa walckenaeri - Female
Victoria County, Texas, USA
June 21, 2013
Size: around 6 mm
Found in backyard sitting on center of orb web. Very well hidden in end of trash line . (See fifth photo)
I tried to measure it. She was disturbed and she moved. Then she play dead. Standing on web, the ventral side up and no move. (last photo) After a while she returned to the initial position.

The male on edge of the orb web. (See photo and here: )

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On June 21 she has built the line trash only on one side of the center of the web.
Then she began to build the trash line in the opposite side of the center of the web. She still sits in the middle of the web, where the trash line is interrupted. No trash, where she sits.

Moved
Moved from True Spiders.

 
Yesterday,
24 June, I was able to take two better photos of ventral view. I don't know which is better for BG. I noticed that the male is missing.

 
uh oh
maybe he was added to the trash pile?

 
It is possible,
the trash pile increased.

This is outstanding!
We had the wrong species - this is walckenaeri! Sweeet!

Lynette will select the ones we want to keep in the guide.

 
Thank you!
The truth is that I've gone to watch to trashline only after I reading about Cyclosa. Otherwise I would not know where to look for the female.
Lynette please frasse what isn't useful for BG. Thank you!

 
Most of the images are great
I only got rid of some of the really small male shots. Again, great find.

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