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Spined Micrathena Spider

Micrathena gracilis


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


Urban garden.

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AbigailParker 11 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 11 years ago

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

Jeannette 11 years ago

Wow, agree with Ava :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

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

rutasandinas 11 years ago


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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