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July 16, 2014
1:46 PM

Post #9895320

I found this spider in Oslo, Norway. It looked unusual to me and I have not seen a spider like this before, however, I am not native to Norway so perhaps it is not that unusual here.

It was found indoors this evening, sitting on the ceiling. When I tried to move it, it seemed to play dead. The body is approx. 1 cm long. The legs are striped black and Orange/Brown. The underside is mostly dark brown/black with two white spots on the abdomen.

Does anyone know what it might be?

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Minot, ND

July 16, 2014
3:55 PM

Post #9895417

It's a male orb-weaving spider, could be an Araneus sp.

July 17, 2014
9:28 AM

Post #9895941

Hello. You are correct that it is a male orb weaver, I have been told that it is specifically a Walnut orb weaver (Nuctenea umbratica).

Thank you for your help.

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