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Unidentified

Picture ID 197837

Picture of unidentified spider

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Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Spider)

rural neighborhood, on frame of door

  • Submitted by: 
    powsnowrider
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2024
  • Photographed: Jun 30, 2024
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Kremmling, Colorado, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes:
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Nod

Here is a blurb with some information on identifying orb weavers from the underside https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/identifying-common-orbweavers-from-the-underside-wiki/275 My guess is that it is a cat faced spider…but that’s just a hunch… the cat faced spider is more common in Colorado…… The area covered by the yellow brackets is shorter than you would expect for A diadematus your spider is extremely spiky….(A. diadematus can be spiky too though). The epigyne in A diadematus is longer and thinner…see link…..I can’t make out that region in your spider but i think it would have shown up if it were there… If you have any pictures… Read more »

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Nod

I am afraid the blown up picture isn’t a huge help. She is positioned at an awkward angle. Do you have any other pictures of her. Maybe of the other side.

Nod

After looking at your new post …it is definitely A gemmoides. And a very pretty one at that.