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Spider Identification

Ottawa, ON

Hello,

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?

Thanks

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(Zone 7a)

She is an Orbweaver and harmless.

Minot, ND

The ventral pattern is consistent with it being in the genus Araneus - see http://bugguide.net/node/view/72900 for an example.

(Zone 7a)

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

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