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Araneus bicentenarius
(Giant Lichen Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 183538

Picture of Araneus bicentenarius (Giant Lichen Orb-weaver) - Female

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This is Araneus bicentenarius. Adult female. She's a Giant Lichen Orbweaver. I found her older web in a tree in a forest before sunset. Twitching it caused her to swiftly emerge and go to the center of the web. I'm glad I got to see my husband's reaction to this large green spider rapidly emerging in front of his face!

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greenvilleeee

I love doing that with Orb Weavers! Beautiful spider

greenvilleeee

Sounds interesting with the Graves and stuff. I might check out the site.
What Araeinadae do you think is generally the largest? Araneus bicentenarius?

greenvilleeee

And true! I multitasking where ever I go to!! Sometimes I will be spider hunting and then will start taking pictures of a plant or reptile, etc.

greenvilleeee

Awesome. I checked out the Grave site and it’s interesting. I did a little family research and found some interesting to explore.

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