Unidentified

Picture ID 52688

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I initially thought it was a kind of orb weaver. It’s a huge spider, and it has a beautiful web that I almost walked into looking for my dog at night. I went out the next morning and the spider and web are packed up and gone. I’ll look for her again tonight. I have no idea what kind of spider she is, she’s pure white.

  • Submitted by: 
    Blflan4
  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2019
  • Photographed: Feb 2, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Florida, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, she’s on orbweaver. Probably Neoscona crucifera, a Hentz orbweaver. They look fuzzy and have reddish brown femurs (the big parts of the legs near the body). She eats flying insects mostly. To conserve nutrients and keep the web clean and sticky they eat the entire web in the morning. She’ll rest and stay cool and hydrated out of sight of predators during the day. She probably found a loose leaf or cluster of leaves and wrapped them around her like a blanket. She might use a little of her silk as a closure. In the evening she’ll make an… Read more »