Neoscona oaxacensis
(Western Spotted Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Neoscona oaxacensis (Western Spotted Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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my guess is a western spotted orb weaver, but I really have no idea.

the spider is living in a lamp fixture outside and has built a web underneath it.

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BugmanDan

Hi. your little friend is a marbled orb weaver, Arneus marmoreus.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/2016/bgimage

TangledWeb

Hi, sorry Dan, I think she is Neoscona oaxacensis. That is THE orbweaver species in the area, from the photos on our site. The colors in this species vary greatly, like with marbled orbweavers.

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