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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Please can you identify this huge Australian spider

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Emily1983

January 21, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9392091

Found on a cattle farm in the south west of Western Australia. Out in the open on a fence in the middle of a field in the the summer heat.

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Emily1983

January 21, 2013
6:03 AM

Post #9392114

Australian Spider

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hemlady
Melvindale, MI
(Zone 5a)

January 21, 2013
7:23 AM

Post #9392205

I would bet its an orb weaver but let the experts chime in on this one.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

January 21, 2013
7:34 AM

Post #9392217

Definitely an orb weaver; likely an Eriophora sp. - http://www.ozanimals.com/Spider/Garden-Orb-Weaver-Spider/Eriophora/transmarina.html

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