This spider is from 8/13/07 on Hilton Head Island. I couldn’t find anything on your site or on bugguide that quite matches. I don’t know how much variation there is in spider markings. Maybe I just missed it. Also, I thought you might like my Red Kneed Tarantula from Costa Rica. Thanks a million.
Sorry for the delay but we have had a very busy week at work and are a bit under the weather with flu-like symptoms. Your unidentified spider is a Spotted Orb Weaver, Neoscona domiciliorum. BugGuide has some nice photos of this species. Your Red Kneed Tarantula is also a wonderful addition to our site.
Update: (03/12/2008) Tarantula ID
Spotted Orb Weaver and Red Kneed Tarantula from Costa Rica (03/02/2008) Spider. I noticed you didn’t ID the tarantula on this post. It’s Megaphobema sp., probably mesomelas. Here’s a link to a good photo: http://www.birdspiders.com/gallery/p.php/233 Definitely not a red knee, with where it’s from 🙂 Great site, by the way. I love checking it out!