Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Garden Cross Spider,eggs

Araneus diadematus,eggs


Small and plentiful cream to yellow colored eggs are loosely deposited within a silken retreat.


Wood Clapboard siding and deck rail on house. Alder trees, leaves.


I try not to disturb the spider eggs until they hatch and disappear on their own. I have watched birds come to eat the spider eggs from the webs and corners of our windows and wood of our house.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Arya 8 years ago

It's funny when you accidentally disturb them and next thing you know they are all over the place!

Hema 8 years ago

I agree, I saw an extremely small cross orb spiderling which looked similar.

TishannePatterson 8 years ago

Thank you turtlesandtombstones for your great input. Yes,they do look like Cross Orb Weaver. It would be more likely for that species eggs to be here since I have found many Orb Weavers and webs on the grounds. I am comparing the very similar species info. I will change my info to reflect Orb weaver. Thanks again

Sam10 8 years ago

I see these around quite a lot.. never been sure as to what they are though!

These look more like cross spider hatchlings.

Hoquiam, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 29, 2013
Submitted on Jun 13, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team