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Spiny Orb Weaver Egg Sack Spiny Orb Weaver egg sack. Gasteracantha cancriformis.  Aiyura Valley, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea. Click/tap to enlarge

Spiny Orb Weaver Egg Sack

Spiny Orb Weaver egg sack. Gasteracantha cancriformis. Aiyura Valley, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea.

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  1. Awesome! Posted 2 years ago
  2. This was right next to a yellow Christmas Spider, so I’m assuming that the kind of Spiny Orb Weaver it belongs to. Posted 2 years ago
  3. This was right next to a yellow Christmas Spider, so I’m assuming that the kind of Spiny Orb Weaver it belongs to. Posted 2 years ago
    1. It looks pretty much exactly like the egg sac for Gasteracantha cancriformis as seen in this link:
      http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/beneficial/g_cancriformis.htm

      But, Gasteracantha cancriformis is a New World spider and doesn't occur in PNG. Maybe the egg sac belongs to the Gasteracantha sacerdotalis spider that you saw? Was it nearby as well?
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. No. I believe it was an egg sac for Gasteracantha Fornicata as it was/ and still is attached to its web and there are three of them within 2 ft. Posted 2 years ago
        1. Nice! Posted 2 years ago

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Uploaded Feb 23, 2020. Captured Feb 23, 2020 14:03.
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