Subject: What is this bug?
Location: New Hope, AL
July 8, 2012 9:58 pm
Saw this insect on a spider web outside of my house. Can you please tell me what it is?
Signature: Liz S

Spined Microthena

Hi Liz,
We do not see an insect in the orb web.  We do see the spider that made the web.  This is a Spined Microthena,
Microthena gracilis, and she is a female.  The males are much smaller and have fewer spines.  You can see additional photos and get some additional information on Bugguide.

Location: Alabama

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