Comments & ID Thoughts
I found this spider in a web constructed in some shrubs beside a walking path at Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. It was about 2-3mm in size. I think it’s a dwarf spider.
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- Submitted: May 1, 2018
- Photographed: Apr 21, 2018
- Spider: Hypsosinga rubens
- Location: Leander, Texas, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral, Webs
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is an Orb-weaver (Araneidae), looks like Hypsosinga rubens. It has a few color morphs so some examples may look rather different.
It looks more like ceraticelus minutus from the dwarf spiders. What do you think?
It’s clearly situated in an Orb-web in your photo, that rules out Erigoninae (Dwarf Spiders).
Compare to the one in the link I left, not the other one on this site. It has several color morphs.
They are very similar in appearance. Wow. I’m glad this dialogue is here for others who may become confused by this