Comments & ID Thoughts
Gasteracantha cancriformis, aka Spiny-backed Orb-Weaver sighting! I had no idea what type of spider this was...not your typical garden spider often seen here in Virginia Beach. A quick Google search and I learned so much about this rarely seen spider! From my observation and research, this is a female. There were tiny little tufts of silk sporadically placed throughout the web. You can see some of them in my pictures. I am hoping she sticks around long enough for a mate to show up...I would love to get a look at her egg sac should she produce one. I'll keep everyone updated!