Subject: Spider in Kauai
Location: Kauai, Hawaii
December 25, 2012 9:03 am
I saw this spider hiking in Kauai. It was pretty big and had a really big spider web, any idea what it is?
Signature: Adam

Orbweaver from Hawaii

Hi Adam,
This is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae.  We posted a photo of this member of the genus
Argiope once before, but we never determined a species identification.  They are not considered dangerous, though large specimens might bite if carelessly handled.

Argiope species

Update:  December 5, 2014
A new submission of this Orbweaver has finally led us to the proper identification of
Argiope avara kauaiensis.

Location: Kauai, Hawaii

One Response to Orbweaver from Hawaii

  1. David says:

    West side Kauai mid level elevation hanging on deer trail. Anything?

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