Spined Micrathena from Mexico

What kind of spider is this?
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 8:03 AM
I found these two similar spiders on different sides of my house spinning traditional circular webs.
David Brownell
Lake Chapala, Mexico

Spined Micrathena
Spined Micrathena

Hi David,
What a gorgeous photo of a Spined Micrathena, Micrathena gracilis. In addition to Mexico, this species is also found in much of North America.

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