Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis), League City, TX pg3

Spinybacked Orbweaver, M.T., League City TX 091908 VentralM.T. was good enough to take a photo of the underside of this spider, shooting through the hub of the web. Unfortunately, under normal lighting the features of the ventral abdomen are obscured by its dark background coloration. Even after running this photo through an image enhancement program, not much improvement resulted. One of these days I hope to have enough time to sketch the external ventral anatomy, as well as the anatomy of the cephalothorax, of this spider. Neither shows well in most photographs I and others have taken. If you have an opportunity to take photos of this species, send them in. I will post remarkable ones, especially those in excellent focus that show features of the cephalothorax and ventral surfaces----FINIS----PAGE MENU:   1 *  2  *  3  *  

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