Comments & ID Thoughts
this is the underbelly of the spider. The two white dots almost look like eyes. The topside is Brown with two dark spots.
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- Submitted: Oct 13, 2018
- Photographed: Oct 13, 2018
- Spider: Neoscona (Spotted Orb-weavers)
- Location: Lubbock, Texas, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral
Worried about this spider in a web in the front rose Bush of my daughter’s house. Any ideas?
This spider was found in my daughter’s rose garden, and I need to make sure what type of spider it is. You can enlarge the photo for greater details.
Hi, this is one of the Spotted Orb-weavers (Neoscona), likely Hentz Orb-weaver, Neoscona crucifera which is very common this time of year. Not anything to worry over, they’re unlikely to bite except in self defense and are not considered to be of medical significance. They prey on some less desirable things and help to keep the insect population in check. 🙂