Orbweaver from Costa Rica: Eriophora nephiloides

Subject: spider
Location: costa rica
March 25, 2013 3:36 am
a beautyfull spider with green body
Signature: fred from belgium


Hi Fred,
This is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, but alas, we cannot provide a species identification for you.  It looks similar to the North American species pictured on BugGuide
Verrucosa arenata, commonly called the Arrowhead Spider, but we cannot even say for certain if it is closely related.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide a species identification for you.

We realized we had a very similar image in our archives that was identified as 
Eriophora nephiloides.

Whouawhh! many thanks!
beautyfull colors when it’s a good picture…. not like mine…

We did correct the color to the best of our ability.  See the posting.

Update:  May 19, 2013
Subject: Spider
Location: Costa Rica
May 19, 2013 11:25 pm
A few months ago I sent you a (bad) picture of a spider, named by you:Eriophora nephiloides, and you photoshopped the picture very well, thanks for it! Now, I found by the guy who was with me, a better picture. That’s for your website, OK? thanks!
Signature: fred from belgium

Eriophora nephiloides
Eriophora nephiloides

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