Picture ID 160723

Picture of unidentified spider
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  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2022
  • Photographed: Aug 1, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Araneus marmoreus var. pyramidatus. This is a Marbled Orbweaver. She is a markings variation that seems to be found mostly in Canada. It looks very different from the regular various markings of this species. Thank you for adding the anterior view also.


Ever consider it looks very different because that’s not what that is? How about Araneus nordmanni? https://bugguide.net/node/view/1884607/bgpage


https://bugguide.net/node/view/2016 A. marmoreus has many possible markings. A professor who helped our site taught me to look at the leg band colors for that species. They usually start red and alternate with white to black alternating with white. Red and black appear to be the same color in different concentrations in Araneus species. That would allow for black to replace red on the legs of this variation. A. normandi has some yellow on it’s legs. The upper abdominal pattern is different. Either way, we are making experienced guesses here that are scientifically viable. In a case where we as a… Read more »


Right now nobody is labelling the photos. Our Admin. and our Site Moderator are the only two people with the access to change that field. Our moderator is away from the site during the pandemic. I volunteered to do the moderating, but she couldn’t transfer the access to file data and photos to me. The site is being updated by our Administrator. When it is complete I should have access to label photos and hopefully another volunteer will too. I’m not ready to authoritatively identify many species in the World. It’s a huge attempted endeavor that this site made when… Read more »