Starbellied Orbweaver Spider (Acanthepeira sp. possibly stellata)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Starbellied Orbweaver Spider (Acanthepeira sp. possibly stellata)

female. Blending in with the seeds.

It is exceedingly difficult to separate some Acanthepeira specimens from the southeastern United States and it appears that three species interbreed.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1994

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

My take:
New Spider in my Life
http://web.archive.org/web/20150330224710/http://www.beautifulwildlifegarden.com/new-spider-in-my-life.html

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2 comments
  1. I’m glad you included that second photo. What great camo!

    • Loret said:

      Yes! they can and do hide well. I went back out a day or two later to see if I could photograph it eating, but couldn’t find it any longer…that’s not to say that a bird or wasp didn’t come along and imbibe 😉

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