This orbweaver hangs head down in its web. It can be identified by its three pairs of gray bumps on the back of its abdomen.
Description: This species has a large head, brown cephalothorax with yellow markings, and brown and white abdomen. Males are about the same size as females (1/5 inch). Note the orb web in this image, with insects caught in it.
Habitat: There is only one species of this spider in the United States. It is a southern spider whose range extends north to Washington, D.C.
Collection of the Illinois State Museum
Photograph by Bryan McGee
Accession #: 350
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