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Jun 29, 2020 17:11:18   #
tinusbum Loc: east texas
 
spined micrathena


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Jun 29, 2020 18:26:34   #
newtoyou Loc: Eastport
 
tinusbum wrote:
spined micrathena


These are a bizarre looking group.
I coon hunted years ago.
In fall the deep woods is full of a variety of them. Always web in your face, at least till a couple hard frosts. Some of them spin a small pad of white silk and sit in the middle.
They look like a bird turd with the liquid being the silk.
Night is when they are active. And numerous. Wolf spiders, too.
Good shots of this one.
Bill

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Jun 29, 2020 18:39:19   #
napabob Loc: Napa CA
 
Very cool, and well shot too, and yes...............I'm jealous

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Jun 29, 2020 21:27:39   #
Mark Sturtevant Loc: Grand Blanc, MI
 
Nicely done!

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Jun 30, 2020 04:14:23   #
EnglishBrenda Loc: Kent, England
 
Nice shots of this interesting little spider. As is often the case, your post sent me off to learn more and I found that these do not have venom, are good at keeping mosquitoes down and set up their webs at night between trees/shrubs in 'open corridors' where insects fly.

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Jun 30, 2020 15:25:21   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Weird spider for sure, great shots though

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Jul 1, 2020 20:17:28   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Superb Image and a wonderful find.

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Jul 3, 2020 14:08:43   #
Moondoggie Loc: Southern California
 
Very unusual spider. Looks like a very small dinosaur. Thanks for sharing, excellent photos.

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