Micrathena gracilis
(Spined Micrathena)

Picture ID 20685

Picture of Micrathena gracilis (Spined Micrathena) - Dorsal

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Species guess: SPINY MICRATHENA or MICRATHENA GRACILIS. I found this guy while walking through the forest to get some cool photos. I found him on my ankle, which is probably because my head caught a few webs as I was walking. So they probably make their webs in between leaves and/or branches.

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TangledWeb

Great photo! I like that you got her eyes and the top of her abdomen in the photo.

TangledWeb

Have you seen the cat-face orbweavers? In a way it IS a shell, It’s a spiky exoskeleton around the soft parts of the body.

TangledWeb

No, that is Itsy Bitsy finalizing the best ID to the most specific level that we can do from a photo. After your photos are labeled they are entered into this site’s data by location (state, province, country), taxonomy, gender of the spider, time of year photographed, number of sightings, whether the spider was in a web, and attributes seen in the photo, such as a clear photo of the spider’s eyes. Feel free to contact Itsy Bitsy directly, I’m one of the additional volunteers.

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