Araneus trifolium
(Shamrock Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus trifolium (Shamrock Orb-weaver) - Female - Dorsal

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Looks like maybe a tropical orb spider - but i photographed this in the woods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

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Greenbean
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Could it be a particularly red-toned Araneus marmoreus, the marbled orbweaver? It’s definitely an orbweaver, though I don’t think Eriophora species are found as far north as Pennsylvania.

TangledWeb
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Looks like a marbled orb weaver to me.

ItsyBitsy
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Hi, this is a Shamrock Orbweaver (Araneus trifolium). Looking a bit shriveled/dehydrated she has likely already laid her eggs.

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