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Orange spider

This is a discussion on Orange spider within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; We've seen this spider for the past 2 weeks at night only. It makes a ...

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    Default Orange spider

    We've seen this spider for the past 2 weeks at night only. It makes a
    beautiful web nightly, but is gone once the sun comes up.

    Tried to find it online & finally found an email for Dr. Rovner who told me this...

    It's called the tropical orbweaver, Eriophora ravilla.

    Read about it at:
    http://creatures.ifas.ufl.edu/misc/spiders/tropical_orb_weaver.htm

    I love nature & all it has to offer, but looking at 100 pages of spider pictures has made me quite nauseous...........
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    well, it's orange...

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    Ohhh, spooky! I like spiders as long as they don't climb on me. They help keep the insect population down!

    Cheers!
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    I'm with you BD... nice to look at but too freaky to have around!

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    Looks a little like a tick. I'm in agreement: I like spiders as long as they are NOT ON ME! Nice pics.

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    I always think it's amazing that garden spiders take the trouble to weave a new web every night. They are interesting to watch, but I hate walking into a web you didn't see and then thinking the spider might be caught in your hair or something. Yuck!

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    Luckily this one's web was high enough that I walked under it before realizing it was there, but it was right outside my back door & I didn't see it until I turned around. I would've woke up my neighborhood with my screams if I had walked into that one!!!

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    How interesting! It looks like a little crab! I wonder if its legs are tender and supple and good with butter.

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