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How interesting! I always suspected that the ones along the roadsides where I live were being “treated” with something. I guess its been successful then? (until they are all gone and the bug switches to the cactus species in our gardens! EEEkkkk!
I also saw that the poor “Araña orbitela de las chumberas” has had to find a new place to live! https://wildsideholidays.co.uk/tent-web-spider-cyrthophora-citricola-arana-orbitela-de-las-chumberas/