Araneus gemmoides
(Cat-faced Spider)

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Picture of Araneus gemmoides (Cat-faced Spider) - Dorsal

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My brother-in-law said that he thought it was a garden/golden orb weaver spider - I couldn’t tell if he said garden or golden. He said there was one that lived near his house in Moscow, Idaho though I photographed this one just a few miles over in Pullman, Washington.

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Hi, this looks like a Cat-faced Spider, Araneus gemmoides (Orb-weaver). She looks like she’s already laid her eggs or is dehydrated. 🙂

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