Picture ID 37706

Picture of unidentified spider

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Sorry that this spider is dead. I was walking through yard at night and walked through a web strung between shed and tree. The web struck me 5 ft high at chest level. I had a bug zapper in my hand and swung it as I felt the web wrap around me hitting the spider and it was stuck in the hand zapper which looks like a racquet ball racquet. I release button that stopped electric but the spider was nearly dead. I photographed it topside and bottom. The underside had two white dots resembling eyes. The legs were banded russet and black. The abdomen was bulbous to the point I at first thought it was carrying an egg sac.

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  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 15, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Hamilton, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, I know you couldn’t post the dorsal side photo in the same post as the ventral (putting them in a collage works- for future reference). This is an orb weaver spider. Their webs are great for catching humans. And large flying insects. They don’t want the humans- you wreck their masterpieces and wack them with electrified badminton racquets. My sister-in-law turns her soul over to The Dark Side when she has one of those things in her hand. You might feel better that from her abdomen it looks like the spider didn’t have developed eggs or an egg sack,… Read more »