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Insect and Spider Identification: Spider Identification

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Ottawa, ON

July 25, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9217828


I saw this pretty spider outside. When I moved closer to get a look he/she lowered himself(or herself) to the ground and curled up for a photo. I then moved him/her to a nearby tree and took another photo.

Can anyone tell me what kind of spider it is?


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(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9217837

She is an Orbweaver and harmless.
Minot, ND

July 25, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9217870

The ventral pattern is consistent with it being in the genus Araneus - see for an example.



(Zone 7a)

July 25, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9217876

I agree, but I wish we could see a clearer pic of her back.

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