Araneidae
(Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 13210

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal

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Found this little spider late last night on our front porch rails in its web.please help me identify so that proper care or release steps may be taken. Cant waot to hear from you all. Ventral view in next post.

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Disco

Orb weavers are hard around these parts, but I’d hazard a guess at Larinioides cornutus, or another species of Larinioides.

ItsyBitsy

Tentatively looks like Neoscona domiciliorum but I’m not positive. Like most spiders they have venom but are not considered to be of medical significance. They help keep the insect population in check. I can’t make out any detail in the ventral shot. Filing to family.

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