Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Spider)

Picture ID 3107

Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Female - Dorsal

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to SpiderID. 🙂 You found a kind of Orb Weaver, Araneus gemmoides (Cat-Faced Spider).

ItsyBitsy

It takes a little imagination and to see them from a different angle to understand how they got the nickname “Cat-Faced Spider”. Here’s another individual, imagine the points on the abdomen are ears and the white “3” pattern is a mouth.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/698920/bgimage

Kyle

Made this the featured picture for the species, as we previously did not have a picture.

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Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture