Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Dorsal
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TangledWeb
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Hi, this is an interesting orb weaver. She looks like a very darkly colored shamrock orbweaver, Araneus trifolium.

ItsyBitsy
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I’m going with Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) for this one but agree A. trifoloum can look very similar. Both species have a lot of variations, especially A. marmoreus. One of each with similar coloration below:

https://bugguide.net/node/view/6329
https://bugguide.net/node/view/74524

TangledWeb
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I wasn’t expecting that twist in the plot, I thought you might go to A. diadematus instead.

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