Comments & ID Thoughts
Initial guess is orb weaver. It looks like the other insect (beetle?) has the spider between its jaws where the thorax and abdomen connect.
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- Submitted: May 8, 2018
- Photographed: May 8, 2018
- Spider: Metacyrba taeniola
- Location: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Lateral
Hi, they’re both spiders. The one on the left looks like a Common House Spider (Parasteatoda tepidariorum). The one on the right looks like a Jumping Spider (Salticidae), Metacybra taeniola taeniola. I’m surprised the Jumper appears to the the victor here.
I didn’t even realize the right one was also a spider! You have a remarkably good eye! Thank you so much!