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buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

December 11, 2013
9:35 PM

Post #9726524

I found this spider last fall, anyone know what it is? I think it looks like a cats face on the back.

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sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

December 12, 2013
5:18 AM

Post #9726646

that's so neat!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Araneus_gemmoides
C_A_Ivy
Barling, AR
(Zone 7b)

December 12, 2013
5:54 AM

Post #9726671

Wow, what a nice unusual specimen and great pictures. You may want to add at least one to DG's bug files at http://davesgarden.com/guides/bf/go/2084/ for this species.
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

December 12, 2013
7:02 AM

Post #9726715

This specimen appears to be a female that has laid her eggs and likely will not live much longer...
buggycrazy
Lebanon, OR
(Zone 7b)

December 12, 2013
8:46 AM

Post #9726771

Thanks,
I posted a photo on bug files. I could not find pics with the same markings online but thought it must be one of those Cat-Faced Spider (Araneus gemmoides). I hope it laid eggs.
bluetexasbonnie
Geronimo, TX

December 17, 2013
6:26 PM

Post #9729900

Looks like a devil Mardi-Gras mask is stuck on its back. Creepy in a very interesting, intriguing way.
C_A_Ivy
Barling, AR
(Zone 7b)

December 20, 2013
7:36 AM

Post #9731188

Next October, you may want to enter your best pic in the Annual DG Photo Contest under Weird, Funny and Miscellaneous. A winner.

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