Unidentified

Picture ID 136905

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I happened to catch this out of the corner of my eye. It looks like it could be in the same family as the pretty pink one I recently found.....a very distinct eye arrangement can be seen. Thanks in advance for any help on identifying this one.

  • Submitted by: 
    Wendave70
  • Submitted: May 2, 2021
  • Photographed: May 2, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Sandston, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Helper-Harvestman

I think you’re right on that; I’m inclined to guess another Araniella displicata. The eye pattern does identify it as an orb-weaver, for sure. The main field mark of Araniella displicata is the set of three pairs of black spots toward the rear of the abdomen, which this spider definitely has. They seem to come in a wide range of colors, from white to yellow, red, orange, and in the case of your other one, pink. This spider seems to have a shriveled abdomen. Are orb-weavers laying their eggs already where you are? Or is it possible that this spider… Read more »