Spiky Orb Web Spider

Spiky Orb Web Spider

Observation - Spiky Orb Web Spider - Southern Africa. Description: Average sized orb-web spider (body length approx. 1-1.5cm) with an elaborately shaped abdomen fringed with thick 'spikes'. Its web was spread all throughout the aloe, mostly a messy tangle of silken threads, but in the centre there was a horizontal orb we

Average sized orb-web spider (body length approx. 1-1.5cm) with an elaborately shaped abdomen fringed with thick 'spikes'. Its web was spread all throughout the aloe, mostly a messy tangle of silken threads, but in the centre there was a horizontal orb web suspended from the shapeless frame work. I had to drop a beetle into the web to entice the spider out from wherever it was hiding, but it was out in a flash once the beetle started wriggling.