Picture ID 49369

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I found this in the morning on a web built between rose bushes.
I might be incorrect but I call it a cat face spider.
I think it is a type of Orb Weaver but I don't know which one.
Can anyone help identify it?

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  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 4, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Denver , Colorado, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, it might be Neoscona oaxacensis, a western six-spotted orbweaver. The cat face spider, Araneus gemmoides, has two projections in the “shoulder” area that look like cat ears, black spots that look like eyes and a dark triangular marking area pointed downward below them. Many of the orbweavers have similar markings toward the posterior of the abdomen.