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CLOSED: Please can you identify this huge Australian spider

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.

This message was edited Jan 21, 2013 5:46 AM

This message was edited Jan 21, 2013 5:47 AM

Australian Spider

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Melvindale, MI(Zone 5a)

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

Minot, ND

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

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