Cyclosa turbinata

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Picture of Cyclosa turbinata - Dorsal,Webs

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I believe this is a cyclosa turbinata. Found 3 of them today in various spots near my house.

  • Submitted by: 
    Shanononons
  • Submitted: May 28, 2019
  • Photographed: May 28, 2019
  • Spider: Cyclosa turbinata
  • Location: Newport News, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
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I think you have the ID correct. It is thought that these spiders use debris in the web to make decoy spiders to fool predators. It certainly does look like that could be the reason, yours is well-disguised.

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