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spined micrathena - Micrathena gracilis

spined micrathena - Micrathena gracilis
Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
July 19, 2009
spined micrathena

Moved from ID Request.

Beautiful pic
I found 3 of these today. Your pic is far superior to any of mine.

more chances
The tricky part is getting them in a good position. It took quite a bit of doing. They seem to like it in the woods with cover overhead, least that's where I'm finding them around here, which makes the background tough. I fiddled with another one for a while today, and didn't get anything good.

Good tip
Yes. The black thorax is difficult to pop from the black background.

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