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Acanthepeira stellata in Arkansas

Discussion in 'True Spiders & Other Arachnids' started by Inverts4life1, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Inverts4life1

    Inverts4life1 Arachnosquire Active Member

    When I was doing wild bee research in Arkansas in 2016 I had the opportunity to find so many new insects and spiders, and some super cool ones at that. One of my favorite spiders I came across out in the field was this Acanthepeira stellata. Probably one of the coolest looking orb weavers I've come across
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  2. The wolf

    The wolf Arachnobaron

    That is insane I have never seen a spider like that wow
  3. Ratmosphere

    Ratmosphere Arachnoprince Active Member

    Superb find! Reminds me of those armored crickets!
  4. myrmecophile

    myrmecophile Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Cool spider, haven't seen that one here yet. Wild bees as in natives or feral Apis?
  5. RTTB

    RTTB Arachnoprince Active Member

    Great looking spider.
  6. Ungoliant

    Ungoliant Malleus Aranearum Staff Member

    "Good luck swallowing me, predators!"
  7. Inverts4life1

    Inverts4life1 Arachnosquire Active Member

    Working with native bees, although we did get many Apis out in the middle of nowhere.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018