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Spider identification

Postby hazi » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:17 pm


I'm a new user from St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the West Indies, Caribbean. I found the following spider having dinner last night and began to wonder which one it is. It's dinner seemed to consist of a beetle and it had weaved a web between a pillar and the roof.

Anyone? A larger resolution picture available on request.

// Jani

[Edit: Did some more research on my own; could it be an Eriophora heroine?]

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Postby futurezoologist » Thu Feb 19, 2009 12:23 pm

It definatly looks like an orb weaver but there are hundreds of types of these over the globe, im from australia and this species looks very common to a spider we call garden orb weaver. No doubt after some research that this is of the Eriophora genus but the Eriophora heroine has quite a bristly abdomen compared to this species.
Sorry, but i hope that helps a bit, good luck.
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