Cribellate Orb Weaver Spider (Uloborus sp.)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY:  Cribellate Orb Weaver Spider (Uloborus sp.)

Cribellate Orb Weaver Spider (Uloborus sp.)

New to my buggy life list.  Very tiny. This one has brushes of hairs on front tibiae which would indicate it is female.

Learn: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1956

Species in the Uloboridae family do “not possess venom glands, relying instead on cribellate, a fuzzy non sticky silk that they use to trap and then wrap their prey.” source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uloborus_glomosus

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Shown on Florida Native Plant: DOCTORBUSH (Plumbago zeylanica)

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How tiny is this Cribellate Spider? Those are seeds of Florida Native Plumbago zeylanica aka Doctorbush

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