Picture ID 91160

Picture of unidentified spider

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This was amazing to watch.

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  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 9, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, she’s probably a Hentz Orbweaver, Neoscona crucifera. What did she catch that is huge? From the look of her web, she looks like a very successful hunter! She’s going to eat that web and build a new one too. I like watching what they do with their webs too. Spiders have a very varied amount of things that they use their silk for such as: making a hammock for sleeping, a screen for hiding, covering it in pheromones to broadcast mating availability, tethering themselves to a spot, binding struggling prey, binding a mate, spitting venom and liquid silk onto… Read more »