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Spider: Arrow-shaped Micrathena

A tiny creature, and new to me with those serious looking spikes, this Arrow-shaped Micrathena is only about 0.25 inches (6 mm) long.

Arrow-shaped Micrathena
Arrow-shaped Micrathena

A second one was in a more secretive spot in a plant.

Arrow-shaped Micrathena
Arrow-shaped Micrathena

The visible stabilimentum, the zigzagged strand of webbing, seen above the spider in the next image is how I happened to notice the spider as it waved in the afternoon breeze.

Arrow-shaped Micrathena
Arrow-shaped Micrathena

August 13, 2021