(Cribellate Orb-weavers)

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Picture of Uloboridae (Cribellate Orb-weavers) - Lateral

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Hello everyone, I found this spider on my Gardenia and I was pretty fascinated that it seems to be pretending to be a big ant or another long insect. I hadn't seen behavior like this but I read it's typical for some species. It's holding its front legs forward which resemble the upper body of an ant although longer and their tips thin out which remind me of antenna. It's all black and almost a cm long.

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Your spider is one of the Cribellate Orbweavers in the family Uloboridae. These spiders are unique as they lack venom glands!


Note to admin.: family needed for Uloboridae.

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