Unidentified

Picture ID 46778

Picture of unidentified spider

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This marbled orb spider is living outdoors on one of our windows. I was wondering if it will survive a winter in Ohio? If yes, great! If there would be a problem - any suggestions?

  • Submitted by: 
    AudAnn
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 16, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Piqua, north of Dayton, OH, Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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In northern areas, the Orb Weavers in the genus Araneus typically lay eggs and die as the cold weather approaches. The eggs overwinter in the silk egg sac and hatch on warm days in the late spring / early summer. They are pretty much programmed to do this, so even if you found a way to keep it warm, it would eventually lay eggs and die.