Comments & ID Thoughts
I was gone and my wife saw it. She moved it from brick facing on house to a pile of sticks some distance away. I was struck by spiny legs in one of the photos. Cool late summer day.
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- Submitted: Sep 8, 2018
- Photographed: Sep 8, 2018
- Spider: Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver)
- Location: Madison , Wisconsin, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Dorsal
She looks like an Araneus diadematus. She has paler colors than most cross orbweavers. I need to learn more about spider leg hair. Never thought I would say that phrase. I think it helps disguise their legs as leaf petioles and is used for cleaning their webs and self-grooming, and other leg hair uses, depending on the species.