Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 10172

Picture of Eriophora ravilla (Tropical Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal

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Found outside on my geraniums flower pot. There was a single stand of silk from the pot to the patio umbrella, a very strong stand. I live in the southeast Houston area. I found this spider around 6:00 PM CT. FROM the side, it reminded me of a crab, the way he was curled up.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Tropical Orb-weaver, Eriophora ravilla.

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