Neoscona oaxacensis
(Western Spotted Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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Western Spotted Orb Weaver - Neoscona Oaxacenis. Usually perched in the center of its orb shaped web except when it is hot and direct sunlight is on the web. Several are in my garden and typically catch honeybees as their main prey. Shown here tucked up against a cool shaded prickly pear cactus pad adjacent to its web.

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CalumEwing

Living on the East coast, I have not seen one of those alive before. Beautiful spider – and great photo too.

FoxHoliday

Looks amazing

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