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Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Araneus bicentenarius


Larger sized orbweaver spider. Abdomen pattern with a mint (lichen) green and tan with zig-zag dark lines. Legs and thorax are tan, black and gray. This particular spider seemed incapacitated, perhaps by a wasp that had left it's prey behind. I am not sure.


Temperate forest. Rockwood Park, Virginia. Found on a wooden bench along the trail.

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Virginia, USA

Lat: 37.45, Long: -77.58

Spotted on Jun 11, 2015
Submitted on Aug 26, 2016

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