Picture ID 48214

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Probably an orb-weaver spider, species unknown. Size of a quarter. All tan except for a mostly-purple/some-yellow elongation under abdomen. Legs dark/light striped. Made web in ceiling/wall corner of my outdoor covered deck all summer. Survived until November 12 when the temperature dropped to 23 deg overnight. Was dangling motionless from a strand of web this morning, and was dead on the deck floor this afternoon. Photo of abdomen is also available.

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  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2018
  • Photographed: Nov 12, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: LINCOLN, New Hampshire, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Im sorry for your loss. I’m impressed that an orbweaver lived so long in Lincoln. My porch orbweavers in Nashua died a few weeks ago. I checked on them every day. I think they were the same species as yours. Yes, a photo of the dorsal surface of the abdomen is needed for an ID. Please put a note in the comments that it is the dorsal view of photo 48214.