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Spotting commented on by gratography Georgia, USAa month ago

The messy web provides some information. Have you considered some type of cobweb spider?

https://greennature.com/georgia-spiders/...

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Spotting commented on by gratography Vonore, Tennessee, USAa month ago

The egg sac on the back of the abdomen sure does say wolf spider. For example, the nursery web spiders look similar. However, they carry the egg sac in their jaws.

Wolf spiders are very difficult to identify by picture. First ask, is it big? Some of the hogna species are big, like the neighboring Carolina Wolf spider.

https://greennature.com/tennessee-spider...

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Spotting commented on by gratography Florida City, Florida, USAa month ago

Sure does look like a crab spider to me, too.

https://greennature.com/florida-spiders/...

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spider web commented on by gratography Gulf Breeze, Floridaa month ago

Florida is filled with spiders throughout most of the year. Among those are many that build webs. Your picture shows a messy web like a sheet web.

https://greennature.com/florida-spiders/...

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Spotting commented on by gratography Wisconsin, USAa month ago

most probably a nursery web spider...that's the family, some species go by the common name fishing spider. There are a couple different fishing spiders that have the general look in your picture.

A more detailed macro-shot could help move it from genus to species level.

https://greennature.com/wolf-spiders/

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Red Spotted Purple commented on by gratography Salisbury, Maryland, USA4 months ago

very nice find. the Red-spotted Purple is one of over three dozen different brushfooted butterflies in Maryland.

https://greennature.com/maryland-butterf...

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Paper Wasp commented on by gratography Baltimore, Maryland, USA4 months ago

to add some more...Northern Paper Wasps are very common in Maryland. They have a variety of looks including a mostly solid color body like the specimen in the picture.

https://greennature.com/paper-wasps/

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Unknown spotting commented on by gratography Maryland, USA4 months ago

The all dark body along with the two dark spots on the top of the wings suggests a Slaty Skimmer
https://greennature.com/types-of-dragonf...

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Unknown spotting commented on by gratography Maryland, USA4 months ago

definitely in the skimmer's family, and the females are typically brown with the males having a more colorful body. The clear wings also tell you something.

Maybe a female darner, but I would have to see stripes on the thorax to be more certain.
https://greennature.com/types-of-dragonf...

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Hawk commented on by gratography Maryland, USA4 months ago

Often the Cooper's Hawks fly around parks looking for birds and squirrels and such. They are very common.

https://greennature.com/hawks/