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Arrowhead Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata) ♀ In a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
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Verrucosa arenata is a species of fishing spider or orbweaver which builds large, loose webs between trees each morning. They remove old webs at sunrise before constructing new ones. This species is unusual in that it usually hangs upside-down (head up) in its web.<br />
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Verrucosa arenata is a species of fishing spider or orbweaver which builds large, loose webs between trees each morning. They remove old webs at sunrise before constructing new ones. This species is unusual in that it usually hangs upside-down (head up) in its web.<br />
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Note: These are extremely common on our forested land, and I enjoy observing them so much! They respond dramatically to the sound of one&#039;s voice, rapidly extending their legs (usually held tightly to the body) horizontally. Geotagged,Summer,United States,Verrucosa arenata Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Arrowhead Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata) ♀

In a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.

Arrowhead Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata) ♀ In a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65483/arrowhead_orbweaver_verrucosa_arenata_.html<br />
<br />
Verrucosa arenata is a species of fishing spider or orbweaver which builds large, loose webs between trees each morning. They remove old webs at sunrise before constructing new ones. This species is unusual in that it usually hangs upside-down (head up) in its web.<br />
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Note: These are extremely common on our forested land, and I enjoy observing them so much! They respond dramatically to the sound of one's voice, rapidly extending their legs (usually held tightly to the body) horizontally. Geotagged,Summer,United States,Verrucosa arenata


Verrucosa arenata is a species of fishing spider or orbweaver which builds large, loose webs between trees each morning. They remove old webs at sunrise before constructing new ones. This species is unusual in that it usually hangs upside-down (head up) in its web.

Note: These are extremely common on our forested land, and I enjoy observing them so much! They respond dramatically to the sound of one's voice, rapidly extending their legs (usually held tightly to the body) horizontally.

    comments (2)

  1. So cool! I had never heard of this type of spider before. Posted one year ago
    1. Well, if you are ever in my "neck of the woods" you will get your fill of them! :) Lots of different orbweavers as well! Posted one year ago

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''Verrucosa arenata'', also known as the arrowhead spider, arrowhead orb weaver, or triangle orb weaver, is a species of orb-weaver spider . It is widely distributed in the New World. Other species of the genus ''Verrucosa'' occur in North and South America.

The genus name ''Verrucosa'' derives from Latin, meaning "warty". The specific epithet ''arenata'' derives from Latin "arena", meaning "sand".

Similar species: Spiders
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Aug 24, 2018. Captured Aug 10, 2018 22:15 in 164 Dally Cove Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 60mm