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Spined Micrathena

Micrathena gracilis


She appears to be very pregnant! At least, it's the fattest one I've seen.


A very shady forested back yard. Her web was very, very broad and spanned between a tree, a shrub, and the ground.


September is certainly when they're out and about, it seems. This one isn't as white as they are in most photographs, which made me wonder if it isn't a slightly different type, but due to its body being more long and detached from its abdomen, I can at least rule out the Jewel Spider varieties, as their bodies are much more tucked in. The link to SpiderID is the one with the most similar picture to mine. If this is not Micrathena gracilis, please correct me!

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Matthew Hammond
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Matthew Hammond

Conway, Arkansas, USA

Spotted on Sep 9, 2019
Submitted on Sep 11, 2019

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