Spiny orb-weaver

I spotted this gorgeous spider on my walk in the Experimental Forest with Charlie on Friday. bugguide tells me it’s a spiny orb-weaver, from the genus¬†Gasteracantha. Orb-weavers are spiders responsible for building large flat webs, usually with radii (the spokes of the web) of unsticky silk and the lines that go around in a spiral… Read More Spiny orb-weaver