I’ve only seen a few of these red spiders in our yard and on our garage door, but they’re a color and texture I’ve never seen before.

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Red Spider

A reddish-orange abdomen with a bright yellow pattern down the center line, a faint pink cephalothorax that actually looks “raw”, and over-bristled legs. (This fellow apparently lost one on his left side.)

Maybe he just molted? Regardless, I’ve got bug-spray-the-yard duty this weekend.