Araneus
(Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 3437

Picture of Araneus (Angulate & Round-shouldered Orb-weavers) - Male - Dorsal

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Araneus diadematus, ID'd from photo by Dr. Rovner.

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ItsyBitsy

The males are trickier than the females. I’m not sure if the banding on the legs match up too well with A. diadematus….
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1445801/bgimage
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1147143/bgimage

Maybe that is what the other one is though? The humps are more pronounced than normal but maybe it’s just dehydrated? I can’t be sure.

My first thought on this one was A. nordmanni, but I know there are other similar possibilities so I’m usually tentative placing them:
http://www.pbase.com/tmurray74/image/107302988

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