Picture ID 142343

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think this is https://spiderid.com/spider/araneidae/gasteracantha/hasselti/

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  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2021
  • Photographed: Jul 14, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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So close! You got the genus level correct. This is Gasteracantha cancriformis. The common name is Spiny-backed Orbweaver. I eventually want to add a note to our site’s photo gallery of spiders that we receive and answer submissions of worldwide spiders. I made the mistake of being confused by our gallery an embarrassing number of times. 😉 The quick cheat method is to click on your state in Locations in the menu or in red type on submission pages. You may find a spider that isn’t filed to our data yet. To me, that is a fun challenge – to… Read more »