Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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

I think this is from the family araneids (orb weavers) as for the species.. that I’m not too sure of. I do know orb spiders tend to very in size weighing heavier on pretty big and intimidating, but they are NOT aggressive or poisonous. Do they hurt? Probably, because bigger the spider, bigger the chelicerae (fangs). But they will run from you and not AT you. They are EXTREMELY important to the earths population with bugs and are responsible of consuming something like 880 MILLION tons a year and this family (orbs) are one of the biggest eaters and theoretically… Read more »

ItsyBitsy

Tropical Orb-weaver, Eriophora ravilla.

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