Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 44205

Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs

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Neoscona crucifera

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂

ItsyBitsy

Superficially it looks female, I would need to see a clear image of the underside to say for certain. Immature males and immature females can be indistinguishable, it’s getting late in the season so it’s more likely to be mature. Also if it is a relatively large spider it’s likely female.

ItsyBitsy

Here is a mature male and female for comparison:
https://bugguide.net/node/view/38860

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Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Araneus diadematus (Cross Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture