Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

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BugmanDan
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Hi. These are very harmless orb weavers in the Araneidae family. This one looks to be a spotted orb weaver, Neoscona genus, female, perhaps Hentz orb weaver, Neoscona crucifera species.
If she hides by day, just be watchful aroun usk when she comes out an make her web, Hard to beat watching that.
Perhaps with a pair of tweezers, put an insect like moth, earwig, or cricket in her web and observe.

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, this is a Cross Orb-weaver, Araneus diadematus. 🙂

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