Picture ID 47959

Picture of unidentified spider

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I think it may be some form of orb weaver but i am no expert lol. Looked like it was sitting on a nest so i beleive it to be a female.

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  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 9, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Hebron, Maine, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Araneus saveus, I think, because of the coloration and pyramidal bumps on the dorsal surface. Their isn’t really much of a common name in use except fierce orbweaver . Did you get a good look at what it is resting on? The pinkish orange color is interesting. The males don’t sit on the egg sack, not surprising. Except to briefly mate they avoid the females. The females are larger and will eat a male if they get the opportunity. The males don’t make webs but can make webbing to wrap prey in. This could be a male making silk to… Read more »


Araneus cavaticus is a possibility too. I’m going to go with just genus Araneus and hope someone who can tell them apart better than I will come along…