Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver feasts on Skipper

some help with your rss problem.
I was checking your wonderful website for updates, which I do every day (keep up the good work!), and I noticed a reader had asked you about having an rss feed, and you said you would check with your web host. There is a free rss service available from that will let you easily add an rss feed to your site for FREE. It is totally advertisement free as well. Keep up the good work. You have one of the coolest websites I know! Also, I thought you might like these photos of a crablike spiny orb weaver enjoying a large meal in my backyard (Austin, TX, last fall). I saw the little guy’s massive web shaking from far away. He was very excited.

Hi Bobby,
Thanks for your kind letter and RSS suggestion. We will research this possibility. Also, thanks for sending us your photos of the Crablike Spiny Orb Weaver female feasting on a Skipper. Like other Orb Weavers, Gasteracantha cancriformis females are the larger, commonly seen members of the species. Males are considerably smaller and less visible.

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