Unidentified

Picture ID 128884

Picture of unidentified spider

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Photographed outdoors in Taisetsunomori, a public garden.

  • Submitted by: 
    Jollygvlc
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2020
  • Photographed: Oct 8, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sounkyo, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Vonpaulus

This is Araneus marmoreus, the Marbled Orb-weaver.

Vonpaulus

You’re welcome 🙂

TangledWeb

I didn’t know this species is in so many parts of the World until I just looked it up in the World Spider Catalog. I’m surprised that we don’t receive many photos of the species from outside North America now, because they are so beautiful!

Vonpaulus

Neither did I ;). I checked the range and it turned out to be a holarctic species.

TangledWeb

🙂 Are you isolated in quarantine? You ARE really quick with replies! I’m in a semi “lockdown.” We can go out, but we are limited to where we can go by how close together we are allowed to get. Even the mountain trails in New Hampshire require reservations to hike because they became overcrowded. My friends and I choose not to have drivers’ licences though we are adults, we are accustomed to staying close to home. That leaves me free to focus on volunteering locally. It’s odd seeing much of the World living a lifestyle that I already live.

Vonpaulus

Not yet, but it may happen any day, I’m afraid. The situation has been worsening over the past few weeks here in Italy, you know. I feel there’s a new school lock down looming ahead.

TangledWeb

That’s interesting. We should have kept the universities closed for this semester, the incoming students are the primary cause of spread of the virus where I live. At least the younger kids don’t cluster together tightly in large groups the way people in their teens and 20’s do. I managed to get Scarlet Fever in University. I didn’t even know that disease was still around, it was a surprise!