Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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

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Hi, I found this last night just outside a tube in my back yard, it was out but it was really dark and couldn't get a nice pic even with flash, I searched inside the tube this morning and got this picture of her back. I tried to identify it with no success. Wonder if anyone here can help me, I'll try to get another pic tonight when it comes out.

I live in Monterrey, Mexico, 2 hours from Texas southwest border... climate is pretty hot, most of the year above 100 F.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like a Tropical Orb-Weaver, Eriophora ravilla. It’s a variable species so some of the examples you’ll find of it will look different. 🙂
https://bugguide.net/node/view/24094

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