Comments & ID Thoughts
I'm sure this is a male orb Weaver but not sure if what type. He was hanging off the soffit near my back door light. He was near a female orb Weaver in her big beautiful web.
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- Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
- Photographed: Sep 6, 2018
- Spider: Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver)
- Location: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Dorsal
What a stud! He’s Araneus diadematus. I like your username. They are called cross orbweavers because of the white marking on their abdomen near the cephalothorax. It kind of looks like a painted on cross mark.
Thank you for clarifying what kind of orb Weaver. He definitely knew he was a stud!