Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Speaking Of Tropical Bugs

Gasteracantha cancriformis has moved in to our backyard.
 A 1912 text called The Spider Book noted: "A remarkable feature of the webs of this species is the frequent occurrence in them of series of flocculent tufts of silk attached to either the radii or to some of the foundation lines. These tufts are composed of a mass of fine threads, like those of which a stabilimentum is made."

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