Unidentified

Picture ID 125942

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

It does resemble a Star-Bellied Orb Weaver to some degree. It has been located on my cactus for atleast a month, so that might help identify what it is. It is currently in my house, I just took my plants in due to the colder temp. outside. I want to take it outside but I don't know how to remove a spider from its web in a safe and easy manner.

  • Submitted by: 
    ThankfulR.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 15, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Hanover, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: On Flower
  • Found in web?: Yes
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TangledWeb

She does look like a Star-bellied Orbweaver. It is the time of year for her to make her egg sac. The babies can survive freezing temperatures. She can’t, but it is her job to protect her offspring until it is too cold for her and the insects she eats. Basically that’s what “Charlotte’s Web” is about. She is safe for you to handle with your hands. Don’t wrap your fingers around her though. Spiders are very sensitive to pressure because they are easily damaged. That’s when they bite. She’ll build a new web. The webs lose stickiness and have to… Read more »