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Orb Weaver

Eriophora edax

Description:

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."

Habitat:

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."

1 Species ID Suggestions

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 7 years ago
Hairy field spider
Neoscona sp


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8 Comments

Hi Emma, nothing different about this orb weaver than others; however, I did find a cool image of orb weaver anatomy: http://mcgregor.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/files...

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

I wonder how it's mouth looks. Is it like that of a Praying Mantis?

Thank you Sergio! I was just admiring one of your recent cats :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 7 years ago

It is so beeautiful, Cindy! Great series, congrats.

Apparently this spider actually isn't new-to-me but it sure looks different! I received an ID from BugGuide today saying it's a spider I see all the time in my backyard but the markings are very different!
Thank you for the ID suggestion, C.Sydes and the comment, Emma :)

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

beautiful!!

Thank you Lauren! I love finding new-to-me critters :)

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 7 years ago

Beautiful spider and series Cindy!

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 19, 2013
Submitted on Aug 20, 2013

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