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Picture ID 170011

Picture of unidentified spider

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Seen at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX

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  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2022
  • Photographed: Oct 29, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Mission, Texas, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
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Argiope argentata. This is a Silver Orbweaver. They have silver dorsal projections and gold lateral ones. The gold coloring of the silk comes from their diet (apparently butterflies).