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Spined Micrathena Spider (Micrathena gracilis)

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Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Araneidae (ar-ray-NEE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Micrathena
Species: gracilis

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Deer, Arkansas
Cornelia, Georgia
Columbus, Indiana
Pasadena, Maryland
Belleville, Michigan
Cole Camp, Missouri
Stilwell, Oklahoma

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Member Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive claypa On Aug 29, 2007, claypa from West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b) wrote:

I've been dodging these spiders' webs all summer, which isn't hard to do except there are so many in the woods in Maryland, where I saw these.
The webs are 2-4 feet wide, usually bettween shrubs or small trees, and most I could step over or crawl under. Or go around - but I'd snag a few everyday and never got bitten.

They eat insects, so I give them a positive rating, plus they're so cute!


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