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LACamper
November 22nd, 2012, 10:37 AM
Found this one in the back yard... not bad for a cell phone pic

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kcinnick
November 22nd, 2012, 05:38 PM
That is a spiny orb weaver spider. They are pretty cool, but I have never seen one active this late in the year. All spring and summer we have them, we had one female between a bush and a post holding up our swing all spring, but they dye when they lay their eggs. It is just about the only spider I can stand because they don't look like spiders. Now crab spiders are UGLY and get smashed.

JCcypress
November 22nd, 2012, 06:45 PM
I have an active one in my yard also. I was gonna post it, but couldn't get a decent pic. She's a cool one!

LACamper
November 22nd, 2012, 08:23 PM
I've heard them called crab spiders, orb spiders, and even banjo spiders. I wasn't sure of the right name... thanks!