Picture ID 145945

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think it’s a Star bellied Orb weaver

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  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 21, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This is an orb-weaver. I’m not sure of the specific species, but looks like maybe a cross orb-weaver? Not poisonous. Will only bite if threatened. I find them very interesting because the ones I’ve seen tend to build ornate webs during the evening hours, and scrunch up in a corner during the day, only to rebuild in the same spot the next night. Like fishing in a spot where you always seem to catch fish.


That’s a great way to put it! Fishing Spiders tend to fish where people fish from shore in spots that are easy for kids to always catch fish. 🙂


She looks like Araneus illaudatus, and several other Araneus species. I’m not sure if she can be identified from a photo. As BaileyJo said, she’s an Orbweaver and they are interesting to observe. I haven’t been able to find the daytime hiding spot of the one that lives on my porch.