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Orb weaver. Need help with ID. See third picture close-up of the spider.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 7 years ago

Thanks Patty and Sarala Jeevanthi. PerilsofPlastic, it was weighted down by the water droplets. And Jellis, I couldn't get to the front of the spider because it was on a steep slope.

patty 7 years ago

Nice web Ava =)

Nice shot

Hema 7 years ago

is the web wieghed down by water droplets? nice one.
This looks like an orbit weaver of the Araneus species.
European Garden Spider,
"Araneus Diadamatus."

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Most likely a Neoscona species. It's not really that easy to tell what species it is because the dorsal (upper) view isn't available.

Jellis 7 years ago

too bad you didn't get one closer to the front. They don't jump as far as I know. I've ran into a few and I mean into their webs. I have a couple of Orb Weavers in my spottings.

Ava T-B
Spotted by
Ava T-B

California, USA

Lat: 33.23, Long: -117.21

Spotted on Oct 22, 2012
Submitted on Nov 1, 2012

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