Araneidae
(Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 15275

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Male - Lateral

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I live in the finger lakes region of new York state. Its has been hot for this area around 80's durring the day. I walked,in my house and felt something on me so I brushed it off and it was a spider ive never seen. So I looked it up a little . my initial thought was would,spider but this thing,almost lookrd like a tiny crab so I found the crab spider and now I'm confused and know nothing. What is this thing!?

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, this is a male Orb-weaver, do you have a dorsal shot? I could be more specific.

ItsyBitsy

They’re not dangerous. They’re timid and unlikely to bite except self defense. They’re not considered to be of medical significance, everyone’s immune system is different though. Videos are often difficult to ID from but can be uploaded elsewhere and a link left here if you think it’s clear enough.

ItsyBitsy

I suspect Larinioides cornutus: https://bugguide.net/node/view/1367814/bgimage

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Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Lateral,Prey Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Male - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture