Picture ID 37456

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I’ve searched entomology sites and haven’t been able to identify. It’s not the best image…
In a web on an exterior corner of a house. Sitting in center of web. Web connects to shrubbery at the bottom and has an extension connecting to the eaves at the roof. This guy runs very fast. Appx 1-1/2” from tip of front leg to tip of back leg when opened.

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  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 16, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Near Toledo , Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, you did well with your observations. Your photo isn’t bad at all. It is clear and shows what we need to see for this kind of spider: the dorsum (dorsal abdomen), type of web, colors of the leg band markings, and general hairiness. The standard spiderweb emoji is based on an orb web. That’s the quickest way to describe the web of orbweavers. Spiders, especially orbweavers, can be difficult to ID by color because they are variable as individuals. This is a Neoscona crucifera. I can tell it is female by the wide shape of the abdomen and because… Read more »