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Bark or Orb Web Spider

Common name Bark or Orb Web Spider
Scientific Name Caerostris sp.
Order Araneidae
Medium Adobe Photoshop

Caerostris casts her web across rivers, in the forested area in Madagascar. Entomologists tell stories of looking upstream and seeing the many "bull's-eyes" of her web crisscrossing rivers. Caerostris is nearly invisible, looking just like a dried leaf dancing in the breeze. At night she rests on trees after consuming her web, hence the name "Bark" spider.

Scientific Illustration