Picture ID 45645

Picture of unidentified spider

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Found in a northwestern-facing window with a very strong multi-strand web that stretched diagonally across the window. It did not appear to have an orb-shaped center. I think she might be a cat-faced spider, but I didn't get a picture of her face. I scooped her and a lot of her webbing from the window before I took the picture.

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  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 19, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Northfield, Minnesota, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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I think she’s a cat-faced orbweaver too. Araneus Gemmoides.


By, the way, I just noticed your line, “I think she might be a cat-faced spider, but I didn’t get a picture of her face.” It’s funny because it is the shape of their abdomen that got them their common name. There are two projections on the spider’s shoulders that look like cat ears, below that there is two dimples that are the cat’s eyes,then for the rest of the way down the abdomen there is a triangular pattern that forms the theoretical cat’s nose and mouth. I hope you find it funny now too!