Picture ID 148068

Picture of unidentified spider

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Red body and black and white striped legs. It disappeared and I haven't found it since

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  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2021
  • Photographed: Aug 14, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Springfield, Virginia, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Araneus marmoreus, a Marbled Orbweaver. It is in the defensive pose, which is also the pose for sleeping. Try looking for her at night with a flashlight. It is easier to find the web in the dark than the spider. During bright daylight they eat their old web to recycle the nutrients. The new evening web will be cleaner, undamaged, and stickier than reusing the old web. She rests and hides during the day. They’re creative with resting places such as, wrapped in a curled leaf or leaf cluster, under ferns, in crevices in building siding, strapped to the underside… Read more »