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

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