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Unfortunately, we don't know what kind of spider this is (anybody out there know?). But we do know that it managed to grab a big ol' dinner (looks like a cicada) for some hearty eating.

 
Daintree Rainforest, Australia; Feb 3, 2005
© 2005 susan & grace
 
 

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the spider in this photo is known to the locals up there as a golden orb spider

--Nicky (Australia); Jul 2, 2006

Thanks so much for writing in! We scoured the internet to try to figure out what kind of spider this is so we appreciate you giving us the information.

--Susan & Grace; Jul 10, 2006