Trashline Orbweaver Spiders (Family Araneidae, Cyclosa spp.)
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Cyclosa

General: Trashline Orbweaver Spiders (Family Araneidae, Cyclosa spp.) are small spiders that save insect debris and other materials that fall into the web and create "trash lines," that serve to camouflage the spider when sitting in the web.

Like all spiders, Trashline Orbweavers have fangs and venom. However, they are generally harmless to humans because of their small size.

Cyclosa Cyclosa
Cyclosa
Trashline suspended between two bushes
Cyclosa
Trashline
Cyclosa Cyclosa
Cyclosa Cyclosa
Cyclosa
Close-up of trashline materials
Cyclosa
This web hung horizontally above the ground
Cyclosa Cyclosa
Trashline Orbweaver
Spider eggs
Trashline Orbweaver
Spider eggs
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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