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Photo#848930
Orange Hairy spider - Eriophora ravilla

Orange Hairy spider - Eriophora ravilla
Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Florida, USA
September 21, 2013
Size: approx 1.5 inches
I found this spider hanging by a single thread midday in my backyard.

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Orange Hairy spider - Eriophora ravilla Orange Hairy spider - Eriophora ravilla

Moved
Moved from Spiders. I think Laura is probably right. This spider is a dead ringer for 631728. It would still be nice to have a ventral shot though.

Moved
Moved from ID Request. Any chance you have a ventral view?

 
Ventral view posted...
I posted a ventral view...hope this helps.

 
Yep,
thank you for adding a ventral, it's consistent with Eriophora.

The shape of the carapace
and the setae at the front of the abdomen lead us to suspect Eriophora ravilla instead. Let's see what others think.

 
It's missing the red gems at
It's missing the red gems at the bottom of the abdomen.So far I have never encountered a live Eriophora ravilla lacking this feature.

 
Here are some examples (ventrals included):


Edit: I posted 4 images I don't know why only 2 will show.

 
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I agree...
Leaning Eriophora on this one.

Neoscona crucifera
Looks like a male Neoscona crucifera, not dangerous to humans.

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