Found this outside by door, the web is very strong. This picture is the underneath. I live in Wyoming.
Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is. The abdomen is huge.
Hi. certainly one of the orb weavers in he Araneidae family. this venter is not one I am familiar with so no speculation for species. This time of year, they are becoming adult, sometimes gravid so they can put on he mass.
Only a hunch here but may be Araneus marmoreus, marbled orb weaver, the orange ones, affectionately called pumpkin spiders look to be carrying a tiny pumpkin:
Sadly, these very harmless spiders soon die after laying and hiding eggs, Lucky is having an offspring around next season.
Thank you for the info, freaked me out. Now I know what it is I can welcome him around.
ventral image of unknown orbweaver that we also have a dorsal image of.