Araneus illaudatus
(Texas Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 42230

Picture of Araneus illaudatus (Texas Orb-weaver) - Ventral

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This spider was found outside a church in Moriarty, NM. Have had a couple people look at it, and no one has ever seen one of these before. Some of the individuals who have looked at it, have been members of the community for 30 or more years. Hoping for help in identifying.

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Hi, this looks like the Orb-weaver Araneus illaudatus. 🙂

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