Picture ID 52223

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Araneus diadematus
(Cross Orb-weaver)
Hanging from a strong web string about 5 feet above ground hanging from gutter. Body as wide as a dime.

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  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 24, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, do you have a photo of her back? Your ID is probably correct. I’m looking for the white line on the upper abdomen that looks like it was dribbled on her with Whiteout. Since she’s dangling by a single strand this time of year she might be headed for the ground to find food and water. Spiders use their silk as a safety mechanism too. If she had to leap to avoid a predator or a wind gust hit her, the strand breaks the fall and keeps her tethered to her home spot.