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Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Spider)

Picture ID 191807

Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider)

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It looks somewhat like a tarantula, but it was brighter orange

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Nod

I think its an orb weaver. Possibly araneus gemmoides…the cat faced orb weaver

TangledWeb

This is our site’s first submitted sighting of the species for Colorado.

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