Picture ID 41200

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I think this is a Hertz’s Orb-weaver or barn spider.

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  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 30, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Omaha , Nebraska, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi. Hentz orb weaver would be correct, note the dark femurs. With most spiders, males usually have a smaller abdomen, likely longer legs,and mature,the pedipalps often swollen,bulbous, or sclerotized on the ends
They often have only an epigastric furrow on he ventral anterior abdomen, females have epigynum.
Some few spiders it is very hard visually o determine gender, yet a few have sexual dimorphism, genders looking nothing alike.