Spiny Orb Weaver Spider

 

A small (3/8″ long) Orb Weaver Spider with a whitish or yellow abdomen with black spots and 6 red spines. This spider builds a vertical orb with a few spiral strands at the center. As with most Orb Weavers, the web is partially replaced daily,

Latin Name: Gasteracantha Cancriformis

Habitat: Pine Flatwoods, Oak Hammock

Diet: Insects