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Subject: BIG spider on Kauai!
Location: Powerline Trail, Kauai.
July 31, 2017 5:29 pm
Hi again, here are the photos of the large web spider I saw on Kauai about three weeks ago (see my previous post). It sounds as if it’s similar to the ones that other contributors have seen.
Signature: Malcolm

Argiope avara kauaiensis

Dear Malcolm,
Thanks for sending your images of
Argiope avara kauaiensis, an indigenous harmless, Orbweaver from Kauai.  Thank you for your description of the size of the web in the comment you made:  “I have just returned from Kauai where I saw a huge spider that looked like this. It was at the highest elevation of the Powerline Trail, in a seldom visited area. The spider was enormous, and it was sitting in a web between two trees that must have been at least 25 feet apart. It was the biggest web spider I have ever seen. I have a photo, taken on an overcast day and using a zoom (I didn’t want to get too close!), but I’m having some trouble attaching it.”

Argiope avara kauaiensis

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Powerline Trail, Kauai

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