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Strange Spider - Micrathena gracilis

Strange Spider - Micrathena gracilis
LaFayette, Walker County, Georgia, USA
August 1, 2005
Size: small
I've never seen this kind of spider before now, but they are all in my yard here in north Georgia. I spotted this one when I almost walked into its web, and there were two others only a couple of feet away w/webs in between the same two bushes.

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Strange Spider - Micrathena gracilis Strange Spider - Micrathena gracilis

This looks amazingly like the two in my back yard here in New Lenox, IL. They are both very lovely, and are out on their web 24/7, unlike the nocturnal Neoscona crucifera that live near them.

Micrathena gracilis
I think this is Micrathena gracilis.

Thanks. :)
Thanks, Chris. :)
Rachel Pennington

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