Spinybacked Orbweaver Spider (Gasteracantha cancriformis)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)

This one was the diameter of a pencil eraser so I suspect male which are substantially smaller than the females. Large web….luckily I was strong enough to escape 😉

Learn: http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/G_cancriformis.htm

Was hanging from Florida native plant: SOUTHERN BAYBERRY; WAX MYRTLE (Myrica cerifera)

1 comment
  1. These types of spiders fascinate me! They remind me of sea shells or crabs. There’s a scary one in my basement (I don’t go down there much).

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