Family Scientific Name Gender Size Common Name
Araneidae Cyclosa turbinata female see view 3 trashline orb weaver
Found: Fullerton, Ca Date: 13 Mar. 08 ID: D315
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Cyclosa turbinata
The common name for this genus helps in the identification. Both our local species have a vertical line of trash (also insect remains and, at times, egg sacs)extending above and below the web hub. The spider sits at the center of this line and blends in. Unlike C.conica, C. turbinata usually has two dorsal abdominal humps.