Neoscona arabesca
(Arabesque Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Neoscona arabesca (Arabesque Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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I found this in the villages florida and no one I know knows what this is. Please help. My husband believes it's a spider that reaches out and snatches insects similar to how a praying mantis strikes. Any

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TangledWeb

You found a spider in The Villages?! I tried for a week to find one there and the pesticides had taken their toll and I found none. I admit I am very opposed to heavy pesticide, herbicide, and artificial fertilizer use and I was miserable visiting relatives in The Villages. By, the way, check out Flat Island Preserve in Leesburg, it is fantastic! It’s an archeological site that’s been inhabited by humans for thousands of years but has been saved and restored as a place with only native species. It looks like a set for a Tarzan movie. This is… Read more »

ItsyBitsy

One of the Spotted Orb-weavers (Neoscona sp.), tentatively Neoscona arabesca (Arabesque Orb-weaver).

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