Acanthepeira stellata
(Star-bellied Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Acanthepeira stellata (Star-bellied Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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Does anyone know what kind of spider this is?

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TangledWeb

I think it’s a a star-bellied orbweaver, Acanthepeira stellata.

BugmanDan

Hi. none of the orb weavers will bite unless trapped against skin and not of medical significance.
Last thing I worry about but depends on your wife’s tolerance to venomous bites.
No record of medical implications with pregnancies.

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