All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Spined Micrathena Spider</strong>
<em>Micrathena gracilis</em><br>
Micrathena Spiders are among the strangest-looking spiders you might encounter in the woods. The abdomen has stripes and spikes, probably as a deterrent to birds. I'm an "arac...
Spined Micrathena Spider
Micrathena gracilis

Micrathena Spiders are among the strangest-looking spiders you might encounter in the woods. The abdomen has stripes and spikes, probably as a deterrent to birds. I'm an "arachnophile," I like spiders, they are so interesting! My husband had to put his hat behind the web so I could focus my camera on the spider.

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