Arrowhead spider

Verrucosa arenata

''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".
Verrucosa arenata Hanging out on a mulberry bush in our yard. Arrowhead spider,Geotagged,Summer,United States,Verrucosa arenata

Appearance

Arrowhead spiders create a new web every day, removing the old one after sunrise. Unlike most other orb weavers, it will rest in the web with the head up.
Arrowhead Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata) ♀ In a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65483/arrowhead_orbweaver_verrucosa_arenata_.html

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. Geotagged,Summer,United States,Verrucosa arenata

Distribution

''V. arenata'' occurs from North America down to Panama, and has been found in the Greater Antilles.
Arrowhead Orbweaver (Verrucosa arenata) ♀ In a dense mixed hardwood/coniferous forest in NW Georgia (Gordon County), US.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/65482/arrowhead_orbweaver_verrucosa_arenata_.html

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. Geotagged,Summer,United States,Verrucosa arenata

Habitat

''V. arenata'' occurs from North America down to Panama, and has been found in the Greater Antilles.

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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassArachnida
OrderAraneae
FamilyAraneidae
GenusVerrucosa
SpeciesV. arenata