Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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Google Lens and Google bard gets me " barn spider" although it doesn't really look like it

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TangledWeb

https://bugguide.net/node/view/96393 Eriophora ravilla. I tried Google Lens and got the same result. At least it recognized it as an orbweaver. I’ve never tried Google bard, but now I will. Lens was created for Google Glass, the wearable search engine eyeglasses. It works better with plants than animals. A Barn Spider is Araneus caviticus, the species of Charlotte in the book “Charlotte’s Web.” Honestly I found the answer to your photo from my own memory. This is a distinctive-looking species though Google can’t recognize it. 🙂

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