Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Lateral

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I have more pictures. I also have some video of it moving around. It was very strange looking compared to other spiders I see. I am a marine carpenter and have Teak lumber in my shop and wondered if it came out of a piece of teak. This spider abdomenn looked six sided. The spider had hairy legs and was a few shades of bright orange and brown. The most interesting pat of all was the way it moved over the floor it looked like it was robotic!

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Hi, I think she’s an Araneus diadematus, a cross orbweaver. The females can look lumpy and shriveled after depositing their eggs and from hunger and old age, she may have walked oddly because she was weak. She may have been on the ground to drink from the water in the crevices of the asphalt. Most of the adult female orbweavers that you might see have big round abdomens.

TangledWeb
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Another possibility is the species Gea heptagon.

ItsyBitsy
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I agree with Araneus diadematus. She’s at the end of her life.

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Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Lateral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture