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Description:

Medium/large spider

1 Comment

catgrin
catgrin 6 years ago

Hi :) Longjawed orb weavers are not dangerous to humans. I unfortunately can't determine the exact species of this spider for you. No one could without a very close examination (dissection) - this is common in identification of some types of spiders.

Also, this may help for future identification: It's much better to put a numbered size (in mm or inches) than how you perceive an insect when describing it.

Your orbweaver looks big, but spiders are only measured in body length (including head). You don't measure the legs because they change dimension all the time. The orbweaver pictured above probably correctly measured between 0.3 and 0.5 inches. (The legs stretched out may have been two inches across!)

kitheory
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kitheory

Richmond City, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Nov 2, 2014
Submitted on Nov 3, 2014

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