Picture ID 126255

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think it might be a larinioides cornutus but I'm not sure because the abdomen seem too small, what do you think?

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  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 18, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sarrebourg, France
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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She is an Orbweaver. I think she’s Araneus diadematus. It is a safe guess for European Orbweavers. They migrated to North America and are common here now. The abdomen size varies the most with gender. This is a species that displays gender dimorphic gigantism. The females are scientific giants, they have more molts in a longer growth development period than the males. They have much larger abdomens because they eat much more to nourish their developing eggs. The abdomens have the ability to stretch and shrink with meals and egg development. After the females oviposit their eggs into an egg… Read more »


I think it’s a good guess, but the white cross markings across the abdomen seem to point to a a Cross Orb-weaver (Araneus diadematus).


That is absolutely correct. For instance, Araneus diadematus comes in different colors and the cross mark may be unclear sometimes. You have to focus on the markings at the anterior of the abdomen and see if you can spot a white cross there.