Aculepeira

Picture ID 5436

Picture of Aculepeira - Dorsal,Webs

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Photographed at the Ughtasar Petroglyphs in Armenia at an elevation of about 10,500 ft (3200m). The web was stretched between large rocks. Temperature of about 65f (28c). Glacial lake located 100-200 feet away. This area is snow covered 8-9 months of the year. Spider was docile.

  • Submitted by: 
    RBPhoto
  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Photographed: Aug 13, 2018
  • Spider: Aculepeira
  • Location: Ishkhanasar, Armenia
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),Ground layer (leaf litter, dirt, grass, etc),Freshwater river, lake, stream
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal, Webs
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Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 Pretty orbweaver, nice find. This looks like it could be something close to Aculepeira ceropegia though I’m uncertain if it is that exactly. Examples I’m seeing online have a slightly different pattern and I’m unfamiliar with how much they vary. Tentatively filed to genus.
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Picture of Aculepeira spp. - Lateral,Webs,Prey Enlarge Picture