Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)

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

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She/he was hanging out outside under the eves and this morning I noticed she/he had moved inside and was huddled up in the inside doorway. Set she/he free this morning in the hedge.

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Arcticwolf115

Hi there this may be a Agalenatea redii :3

TangledWeb

Hi, check out Araneus diadematus, the cross orbweaver. On this website in the upper right corner there is a 3 bar “ more” symbol. It leads to “locations.” There you can choose where you are and the nearby areas to look at photos people have submitted to this site. If you see one that might be a match, under the photo you can usually click to see more photos of that species. That is useful because there is variety in individual spiders in colors, age, gender, and other variables. Thank you for being kind to your spider.

TangledWeb

“Do you females always have an abdomen that large..?” your user name is confusing me. And, HEY! No! I do not have an abdomen that large, but I know women who do. It’s a great question despite the ‘fat shaming’! I don’t know, actually. I found a discussion about it in Redditt. There’s no way to know how much the Redditt users factually know. They clarified that the females are called “gravid”—full of ready eggs, not “pregnant,” which is a term used for species that give birth rather than lay eggs. There, we learned something. Adult female spider abdomens are… Read more »

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