Gasteracantha cancriformis
(Spiny-backed Orb-weaver)

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Found this in bed.

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BugmanDan
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Hi. this is a spiny orb weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2026
A very low threat, one of my favorite spiders.
Welcome to the site.

Pokornysue
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It’s actually quite beautiful sort of like English bulldog puppies. So ugly they are cute.

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