Wikijunior:Bugs/Orb Weaver

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What does the spiny backed orb weaver look like?[edit]

The spiny backed orb weaver has various horns and a hard outer shell.

This spider is 24mm.to 40mm. Adult females are larger than the male. The majority of female spiders are larger than male spiders.

Where does the spiny backed orb weaver live?[edit]

This unique spider lives in Mozambique, Africa.Similar orb weavers live in south of the U.S.A. Like its relatives it also likes to live in wet and tropical places around the globe.

What does the spiny backed orb weaver eat?[edit]

This spider likes to copy the web of a garden spider it weaves its spider in spiral spokes. This spider likes to snack on flies, ladybugs, and dragonflies are all on the spiny backed orb weavers menu.

How does the spiny backed orb weaver defend itself?[edit]

The spiny backed orb weaver has various horns to make birds and other predators say "thats a tough meal". The shape of this spider would be like trying to swallow a wish bone from a chicken.

What steps does the spiny backed orb weaver to mature?[edit]

This species does not live long. Usually the life span is until mating which is the spring after the following winter.Females die after making an egg sack, males die a week after reproducing.

What is special about this spider?[edit]

This unique kind of spider has various and magnificent horns to its sides which make this magnificent spider a spider to remember forever.

How does the spiny backed orb weaver affect people?[edit]

This spider does not affect people. In fact this spider benefits the farmers by controlling the pest and fly population.