I'm unsure what this is exactly

Asked August 16, 2019, 3:59 PM EDT

I've been unable to find out what exactly this is.
Maybe an Orb Weaver?

Oklahoma

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I'm sorry I was slow to ID this one... I've not seen this and had to do some research. Thanks for the arachnology lesson!

This looks to be a ground-dwelling spider called Castianeira amoena, the delightful antmimic. This ant is supposed to mimic velvet ants which could allow it to escape from predators, but it could also be a hunting strategy.