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Insect and Spider Identification
greycastleberry Chelsea, MA Hello! I almost walked right into this guy or gal's web this morning. Its abdomen is about 1/2" long. It actually has a fly caught under it. Yum. I live in Boston, MA and it's one of the biggest spiders I've seen around here.
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kwanjin West Valley City, UT (Zone 7a) An Orb Weaver in the Araneus genus. A very beneficial spider.
sallyg Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7a) Gorgeous pic by the way
bokisan Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 4b) i just spied a big one on my building today, ... one of the largest i've seen,
abdomen, from a distance looks easily an honest inch in diameter, probably bigger
i'm going to photograph her
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