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    Default Can someone identify this spider?

    Found in my garden by the kids and we're curious to know what it is.
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    Part of the "Orb" Family -- it looks like.

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    Based on the image of the web and description, dark, grey/brown, with paired pale spots on the abdomen.

    I would guess it is "Sheet-web Mygalomorphs"
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    This one has me flummoxed and I thought I knew my spiders... I'd like to have seen the underside.

    The white band on the front of the abdomen is usually indicative of the false button spider, but the body is the wrong shape, and the rear two pairs of legs are too long for that and the web is wrong...

    I'd guess, because of the web, that it's one of the orb-web spiders
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    Hehe... we all posted our answers together... I can't agree with Bongani's anwser because the mygalomorphs include the tarantulaa, funnel webs, trapdoor spiders and a few others - mostly hairy...

    This isn't one of them
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    I take it you did take into consideration that the sheet-web mygalomorphs are much more slender than most other mygalomorphs. ")
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    OK, I'll go and get a shot of the underside. It's quite big, like a rain spider - if that helps.

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    Underside
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    Hmm, ok that changes everything. I change my answer to spider.
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    Yup...Golden Orb Web!!

    Take a look at it from the side - you'll see the abdomen is quite big laterally - almost the same height as the width...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonB View Post
    Yup...Golden Orb Web!!

    Take a look at it from the side - you'll see the abdomen is quite big laterally - almost the same height as the width...
    I was just going to say that then Simon beat me to it

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    My wife works at the institute that does ID's on these guys. I'll post the id on it a little later, but it is definitely part of the Golden Orb family.

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    From what I can find it is definitely a female golden orbweb spider. Scientific name looks like:
    Tetragnathidae Nephilinae, Nephila sp

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