Picture ID 164511

Picture of unidentified spider
  • Submitted by: 
    Judy Seagraves
  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2022
  • Photographed: Sep 20, 2022
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: St Charles , Missouri, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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She’s an Orbweaver. We use the dorsal image (top of the spider) to ID to species level. Her goal is to eat big insects and nourish the eggs inside of her. She’ll make an egg sac in Autumn. So, the last day of Summer is a perfect time to relocate her. She needs a structure to support her web. They like hand rails, porches, sheds, clotheslines, tree or shrub branches, and fences. She would do best in an area with grasshoppers, katydids, hornets, flies…..insects that are too big to fit through the holes in the web. The orb (circle) web… Read more »