Leucauge argyrobapta
(Mabel Orchard Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Leucauge argyrobapta (Mabel Orchard Orb-weaver) - Ventral,Webs

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There were two in the web beside my lanai, identical except one was twice as big as the other.

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BugmanDan
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Hi. this is one of the orb weavers. This is one I am not familiar with, but looks like it may be one of the long jawed orb weavers, collectively called orchard spiders.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1998/bgpage
A similar venter to yours: Leucauge venusta (These I do know)
https://bugguide.net/node/view/34462/bgpage

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Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

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