Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 14431

Picture of Eriophora ravilla (Tropical Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs

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I believe this is a Tropical Orb Weaver a bit bigger than a quarter. I have been watching it for about a month as Every night at dusk he/she comes out and builds a web on the corner of my house (I would love to know what happens to the old web). The first time I caught a glimpse I believe there were two in the web. Tonight I noticed a different web stand coming from a Crape Myrtle in front of my house attached to my driveway (Thought it was attached to my car!). I followed the stand up and suspended 15 feet in the air was another web and same looking spider about the size of a quarter. Not only was the web anchored to my driveway, it was anchored 20 feet over to the power line running to my house... Magnificent! But that is not all! Aside from this one and the one on the corner of my house, there were two other smaller ones in webs near the base of the tree. I wish I had a better camera to take pics of these 4 four spiders.

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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Orb-weavers typically consume their own webs when they take them down so that nothing is wasted before building a new one. Your image has been filed.

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