Various Spiders

Leucauge venusta
Orchard Orbweaver
































These "Banana Spiders" will often spin a web across a walkway or trail, spanning several feet.

Its silk is stronger than comparable threads of Kevlar or steel.







Golden silk spider, Nephila clavipes

I call this my Jerry Garcia spider













Golden silk spider





















Spiny orb-weaver, Gasteracantha cancriformis

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Daddy Long Leg














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