Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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

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This spider Wes making a web underneath the porch hanging in mid air. I’ve never seen one like this before. It’s no longer alive.

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Hi, I think she was an Eriophora ravilla, a Tropical Orbweaver. Some individuals in the species have the white mark like yours has. These are harmless spiders that prey on large flying insects, like beetles and grasshoppers. The females stay with their web location and will only bite a person or pet if the spider feels trapped or feels too much pressure against her body. The bite is a warning to stop before she gets crushed. A bite from an orbweaver isn’t considered medically significant.

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