Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 35547

Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal

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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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TangledWeb

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.

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