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Small, orange-red orb-weaver spider about 1 cm long resting on a citrus leaf. It has white blotches in a linear arrangement on the top of the abdomen. "A nocturnal orbweaver that is variable in color and somewhat variable in shape, too."
Orange tree in backyard. "Southwestern United States: mainly southern border of California and Arizona, but also the extreme south of Texas. Also continues south into Peru and Brazil."
Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 20, 2013
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