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spider - Eriophora ravilla

spider - Eriophora ravilla
st. pete, Pinellas County, Florida, USA
July 2, 2008
Size: .25 inch
Gorgeous orb weaver.
ID please?

Not an ID
but looks a bit like our images of Eriophora ravilla:

Please wait for one of our spider experts to comment.

Thanks Ken!
That looks right. Some of the spiders on that species page look too different to be the same species (to my VERY untrained eye).

Variability -
I know what you mean, but as I slowly learn more about spiders, I'm finding out that there can be substantial variability in the colors and patterns in the same species - sometimes due to juveniles versus adults and sometimes due to sexual dimorphism...

Let's see if someone more knowledgable can comment!

Edit: I see our info. page for E. ravilla has info. about color variants and a link to a UFL web page with even more information!

Thanks Ken!

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