Caption: Tropical orb weaver spider (Eriophora ravilla) wraps a moth in silk secreted from its spinneretes located at the end of its abdomen. Tropical orb weavers can attain a legspan of 7.5 cm , the size of some small tarantulas. They are found from the southern U.S. to northern South America where they build webs reaching 2 meters across.

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Tropical orb weaver spider

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