A large bug

Discussion in 'Nature' started by texascbx, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    I was on the hunt for any wasps after buying some more wasp spray and ran across this big spider outside of my shop building. I don't know what kind of spider it is, but it's about four inches across.:eek: 

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  2. ricseet

    ricseet Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 20, 2010
    Singapore
    That's a huge spider. Pretty yellow and a nice catch.
    Sorry no idea what this is.

    cheers

    ric
     
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  3. Yup, that's a BIG bug alright! It's great that you got some of his(it's)web in the shots; should give someone a hint about what it is. Kindly, keep them in Texas:smile:
     
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  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    We have something similar down under we call a Golden Orb Weaver - could be related.
     
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  5. naturecloseups

    naturecloseups Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 10, 2010
    It is a species of Argiope spider -- also known as Orb Weaver and various other names. Wonderful creatures.
     
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