Subject: Bright Red Orbweaver Spider
Geographic location of the bug: West Palm Beach, Florida
Time: 03:21 PM EDT
Greetings What’s That Bug!
Okay, I know this is an orbweaver spider. However, I’m not sure which one. Is it Eriophora ravilla? Is it Neoscona crucifera? Is it something completely different? Whatever it is, that bright red color sure stands out. This picture was taken at approximately 8:30 a.m. at Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach, Florida. Most of the web was down, whether that was from the dragonfly tearing it apart or the spider was doing some housekeeping. Thanks for shedding some light on this colorful spider.
How you want your letter signed: Ann Mathews
Your Food Chain image is stunning, but alas, we are not comfortable providing a definitive identification, but your individual does resemble several orange Neoscona crucifera individuals pictured on BugGuide.
Thanks for trying to identify this spider. Sometimes I wish these guys came with name tags! J