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She can be found in the eastern United States and all over Central America, quietly adorning her web as she awaits prey.
Her behaviour may well be quiet but her colouration is a kinda loud.
Her abdomen is yellow with black spots and embellished with 6, vicious, red spikes. The 2 big ones on the end are thoroughly blood-curdling! They look like spearheads! They look like bullets! It looks like Satan in a ski-mask!
Thankfully, she's only about 1 cm long. The male of the species is about half her size and appears much more humble.
These spiders are totally harmless to humans. Still, it looks like she could have your eye out so perhaps it's best not to get too close.