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Mystery NC spider

Description: In response to jawilson's post about big orb weavers. Anyone got an ID on these things? they are EVERYwhere. I went home from uni the other day, counted five HUGE webs in our yard alone, most of them at least five feet off the ground

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User: Kerrick (see all of Kerrick's photos)
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Date: 10/08/03
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Emeraulde

Registered: 08/2003
Location: Oregon, USA
Photos Uplaoded: 77
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This looks to me like a cross spider. We have them everywhere here too. Seems the time of year for them. Look on its abdomen and see if you see a white or light colored cross marking like this: -|-




(it's really made up of more like spots of color).

Good luck!
10-09-2003 11:27PM View Emeraulde's Profile View Emeraulde's Gallery  

marcus11x

Registered: 09/2003
Location: Benton, AR
Photos Uplaoded: 110
Comments Left: 0
Love being outside. Except when football is on TV, of course.

These guys are alot of fun. Catch a moth and throw it in the web....then watch. Also, these guys are very gentle to handle. They don't bite humans....or at least they have never bitten me and I have handled many of them.
10-10-2003 05:27PM View marcus11x's Profile View marcus11x's Gallery  

almost_twilight

Registered: 11/2003
Location: Los Angeles
Photos Uplaoded: 23
Comments Left: 0
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I found one almost indentical in Southern California, i had never seen one here before this year. If it isn't a cross spider, what is it? Rating: 5/5 
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Kerrick

Registered: 09/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 27
Comments Left: 0

I think it's called a garden orb weaver. These guys relaly don't look like the cross spiders ive seen pics of. abdomen is different color and they have bristles whereas the cross's dont appear to
11-16-2003 01:00AM View Kerrick's Profile View Kerrick's Gallery  

arsenom

Registered: 10/2003
Photos Uplaoded: 28
Comments Left: 0

look like an argiope sp. We have those here in quebec.
11-24-2003 11:04PM View arsenom's Profile View arsenom's Gallery  

Cheeto4/5/03

Registered: 07/2003
Location: Maryland,USA
Photos Uplaoded: 108
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I love leopard geckos and basketball

ya those things are common here in MD too when i was young i use to catch em they aint very smart LOL Rating: 5/5 
12-23-2003 01:11AM View Cheeto4/5/03's Profile View Cheeto4/5/03's Gallery