Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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

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Found it on my shed. Saw it last night hanging from one spider silk strand. Saw it curled up in the corner this afternoon. Took a few more pictures, but it wasn’t a fan of posing at all.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, somewhat tentative give the amount of detail, but this looks like a Tropical Orb-weaver, Eriophora ravilla.

TangledWeb

The tan part is the abdomen. It can stretch quite a bit as the eggs develop. It shrinks back down when the batch of eggs is out of her. Thankfully the eggs aren’t fertilized until they are leaving the female’s body as she deposits them in her egg sack(s). The gals are already really huge, fertilized eggs would be way too much.

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