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Spined micrathena

Micrathena gracilis


Micrathena gracilis is a spider in the family Araneidae (orb-weavers), commonly known as the spined micrathena. This spider spins a moderately large (can be 30 cm (11.81 in) or more across), very tightly coiled web, often in wooded or brushy areas. Some call it the "CD spider" because its webs can make it appear as though there are compact discs hanging from the trees. It is completely harmless to humans.


Found on a fence post in my garden.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Doren B
Doren B 5 years ago
Spined Micrathena
Micrathena gracilis Spined micrathena - Wikipedia

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1 Comment

SarahWhitt 5 years ago

Thanks for the ID, Doren!! :)

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Ohio, USA

Spotted on Aug 5, 2017
Submitted on Aug 5, 2017

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