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Posted By: jax_zee, 11-12-2010, 10:55 AM

Captured this guy in a local nature preserve; anyone know what type of spider this is?

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a big ugly one!

I really don't know, but it is impressive.
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Looks similar to the one we have here that we call Banana spiders.

This might help you.

http://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Bl...-Garden-Spider
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a big ugly one!

I really don't know, but it is impressive.
Ha! That much I already know The body is about the size of a US quarter dollar. Needless to say, I was cautious as I approached this guy!

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Guess you were typing while I was posting. See my entry.
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I'm really not sure, but I think it might be a St. Andrew's Cross spider *shrug*
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Words from the link I posted:

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the spider is easily identifiable by the distinctive yellow and black coloring found on the abdomen.
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We call them Garden Spiders or Zipper Spiders because of the zig-zag pattern that is usually in their web.

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Looks similar to the one we have here that we call Banana spiders.

This might help you.

Black- and-Yellow Garden Spider Information - Scientific Name, Taxonomy and Size
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We call them Garden Spiders or Zipper Spiders because of the zig-zag pattern that is usually in their web.
Thanks so much for the info, greatly appreciated!
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It's sucks when they build their webs accross a 4-wheeler path!

Can't see them before they hit you in the face and you wonder did it fly off? or is it resting somewhere in your clothes or helmet?
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