Araneidae
(Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 55927

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

Living in Guatemala. No idea what kind of spider but to make sure it’s not dangerous.

  • Submitted by: 
    guatebrown
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2019
  • Photographed: Apr 4, 2019
  • Spider: Araneidae (Orb-weavers)
  • Location: San Marcos la Laguna, Guatemala
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
  • Attributes: Dorsal
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TangledWeb

Hi, the spider is an orbweaver in family Aranidae. They eat large flying insects. They are not considered dangerous. The spiders won’t bite if you don’t touch them or their egg sacks. The ones with the big webs are the females. They will stay where they make their webs. If you don’t see them it is because they are sleeping and hiding until night.

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