Picture ID 152342

Picture of unidentified spider

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About 1.5" across the outstretched leg tips. Outdoors, sitting in the middle of a small but classic spider web. Southern California.

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  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2021
  • Photographed: Nov 14, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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I think she is Argiope argentata, a Silver Garden Spider. This is her underside (ventral). I haven’t seen a photo of the ventral markings before, they’re perfect for a superhero costume. Her web is an orb web (web with a circle pattern) and yes it’s a classic. 🙂 The spiderweb emoji is based on the orb web.

Last edited 13 days ago by TangledWeb

Wow! Now I think my ID may be incorrect. That’s the first time I’ve seen someone use Dropbox to get around our outdated programming. In case we lose your link, the way to get a second photo onto this site is just to upload it as a new photo. That will make it visible on this site also. Your images are linked by your account. You can see all of anyone’s photos by clicking profile pic> camera icon. They came out great for shots into sunlight!


Our forum discussions are also linked to our accounts. Emails can be sent directly through the forum and everything we say is public. There used to be problems with people pressuring the moderator and with general harassment when the discussions could be done privately. I think this is better. I use the account logs to see if someone is new and to help watch for trolls.