Neoscona nautica
(Brown Sailor Spider)

Picture ID 4046

Picture of Neoscona nautica (Brown Sailor Spider) - Female - Dorsal

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I think a orb weaver??

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Yes, it’s an orbweaver and appears to be Neoscona nautica. When the tips of the pedipalps (arm-like appendages near the spider’s mouth) are enlarged that is indicative of a male (these are are reproductive organs). Immature male and female spiders are usually indistinguishable from one another. A female will have reproductive organs often visible on the ventral side (epigynum). There are other indicators as well, sometimes males are distinctly shaped with relatively longer legs and a smaller abdomen, or if the spider is of a certain size, or guarding an egg sac it’s safe… Read more »

Kyle

Done.

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Picture of Neoscona nautica (Brown Sailor Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona nautica (Brown Sailor Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona nautica (Brown Sailor Spider) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture