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Spotted Orbweaver

Neoscona

Description:

Red tint, white spots surrounded in black circle on underside of abdomen.

Habitat:

Web was low on porch.

Notes:

I think it is an orb weaver of some sort... I'm just learning the details of identifying. This site rocks!

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GregInch
GregInch 10 years ago

So to get it to species I'd need a top shot (dorsal)? Now I know, thanks a heap.

SharonW446
SharonW446 10 years ago

Good identifying points on spiders are, of course, ventral and dorsal views, but also eye arrangement is very important for some spiders. This little lady just happens to have an abdomen that is identifiable to genus with this ventral view.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Awesome!! I can't wait to see what you come up with, this is an awesome site and you are in a great area for wildlife spotting year round!!

GregInch
GregInch 10 years ago

I do not :( I had the camera out in September and took pictures of a bunch of spiders in a short time. Just found this site a week or so ago, now that I know what to look for and what helps I know to take multiple angles.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 10 years ago

do you perhaps have a close up of the topside of the spider? It will make iding the species much easier. :-D Welcome to Project Noah!! :-) looking forward to seeing your spottings!

GregInch
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Spotted on Sep 24, 2011
Submitted on Oct 24, 2011

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