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Orb weaver spiders are widespread and found in the warmer reagions around the world. They are particularly known for the beautiful orb shaped webs that they make which sometines shine golden in the sun. Their silk has not been harvested comercially but enough was harvested to make a shawl.
The eastern lubber grasshopper (romalea microptera) can only be found in the southeastern and south central United States, from central North Carolina west through southern Tennessee, georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana to Texas and all of Florida.