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Spined Micrathena Spider

Micrathena gracilis

Description:

Black orb-weaver spider with spiky abdomen; this species may also be white or yellow with black markings.

Habitat:

Urban garden.

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5 Comments

AbigailParker
AbigailParker 9 years ago

Thanks, everyone! I spent a lot of time teaching other gardeners not to be afraid of this spider, she definitely is alien-looking. But eventually they all got to like her, she kept the mosquitoes and flies away!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Great spot! These are high on my "must see" list!

Jeannette
Jeannette 9 years ago

Wow, agree with Ava :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Shivers! This looks like an alien from a Sci-Fi movie. Excellent photo!

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Fant√°stico!!!

AbigailParker
Spotted by
AbigailParker

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 13, 2009
Submitted on May 30, 2012

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