Spinybacked Orb Weaver

By: Brady Bibby

Scientific Name: Gasterac antha


Edges of woodlands, shrubs, and gardens.

Geographical Home

Everywhere except for the Arctic or Antarctica.

Body Shape and Description

A spiny hard shell with with spines or thorns surrounding them for protection.

Feeding Habits

IT is a carnivore that eats insects such as beetles, moths, mosquitoes and whiteflies.

Life Cycle

Egg, larvae, pupa, and adult.