Picture ID 38496

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Common house is my guess but the belly stripes are throwing me.

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  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 19, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, she’s a “cross orbweaver,” Araneus diadematus. They aren’t house spiders, but sometimes find their way in. They’re web spiders that mostly eat flying insects. Most of the time the females hang upside down, like yours, waiting to feel the vibrations of fresh food on the web. When it gets too hot and sunny they sit on the edge of the web, preferably with a leaf wrapped around them to stay cool and hidden.