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Now now it is not of any of the great fish I caught this summer but of an amazing act of nature I'm sure we all over look. I couldent pass this opportunity up








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Apparently this spider is called a Jewel spider. I don't know why; when there is nothing shiny or sparkley(sp) about it! LOL

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Jewel spider isn't the best name, agreed. In fact this species, Araneus gemmoides, is better known as the cat-faced spider, because from above the abdomen sometimes resembles a cat face. It's a highly variable species, appearance-wise. Jewel spider is a name given to multiple species around the world. My guess is people called our species a jewel spider because it's abdomen has two "horns", which give it a faceted look, like a jewel.


It's the same as how walleye are regionally known as pickerel.

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