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Subject:  Balloon spider?
Geographic location of the bug:  Sao Paulo, Brazil (-22.79381, -44.37906)
Date: 02/20/2018
Time: 10:14 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi,
I found this beautiful spider in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on 2012, 02/19. I would appreciate an identification.
Thanks!
How you want your letter signed:  Luis

Orbweaver

Dear Luis,
This is a pretty Orbweaver in the family Araneidae.  Our initial internet search did not turn up any visual matches, and we went through the Insetologia archives in an attempt to identify this species, but unsuccessfully.

Orbweaver

Update:  Thanks to a comment from Cesar Crash, we now know that this is an Orbweaver in the genus Bertrana, and we verified that on Project Noah.

Thanks Daniel!!!
WTB is the best!
Cheers!!
L.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2 Responses to Orbweaver from Brazil: Bertrana species

  1. I thought we had a single post, but it seems I just made an identification for a friend without posting. It must be Bertrana sp.

    For São Paulo, it’s listed B. rufostriata and B. striolata.

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