Unidentified

Picture ID 148078

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Hsparks
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 11, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Paradise Valley, Alberta, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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TangledWeb

Thank you for giving it a try! The notable things for identifying her: Her bodyshape- Her dark and light alternating leg band markings – she’s a little fuzzy.
She looks like she recently put her eggs in a silk egg sack. Her abdomen is distorted, it was really stretched out and now she’s wrinkly and thirsty. We receive a lot of photos of older female spiders on the ground looking for food or water.

TangledWeb

She’s a Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. She’s not dangerous to people.