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surfnron Nov 1, 2004 6:19 PM

I spotted this guy while cleaning up the garden for winter. Does anyone know who he is?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...on/spidy01.jpg

Thanx,

Ron

Nadia Nov 1, 2004 7:31 PM

Ron,

I have never seen an insect like that. It looks like it is between a beatle and a spider. If you don't get an answer send to Michigan State Entomology department. I am also interested.

Nadia

kadok6330 Nov 1, 2004 8:14 PM

It's just a spider who thinks it's Halloween still:lol:

kex Nov 2, 2004 9:45 AM

a wasp spider?

Cool shot! :cool:

smac Nov 2, 2004 11:33 AM

Hey great shot.

According to my Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insets and Spiders...geesh that's a long title... You have found a lovely little "Marbled Orb Weaver" bobc also posted a couple of pics of the same kind of spider in the Panasonic forum. There is even a recipe for marbeled orb weaver chowder.....try at your own risk.:?:

Smac

Nadia Nov 2, 2004 4:32 PM

And I thought we found a new species. Cute little spider, isn't it. I think I will pass on the soup. I don't like the looks of it.

Nadia

surfnron Nov 2, 2004 6:03 PM

Yes it's a "Marbled Orb Weaver". I posted this photo on a garden site and they came up with the same conclusion. Thanx to all.

Ron

surfnron Nov 3, 2004 6:04 PM

Hey Nadia,
Nice avitar...

Ron :cool:

Nadia Nov 3, 2004 8:35 PM

Hi Ron,

Thanks, it looked like your cat was eyeing the spider.:lol:

Nadia

surfnron Nov 4, 2004 4:57 AM

Nadia,
Not possible - he died about a month ago after bringing joy to my life for 16.5 years. :sad:

Ron


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