Following up post 56927!
Hi! BugmanDan said that is is an orb weaver. Does anyone know what type? The spider left shortly after this picture so it’s the best one I’ve got.
I can see why it was difficult to get a photo from the other side of the spider in this situation. It is tricky to ID them ventrally. The colors of the leg bands remind me of Larinioides cornutus. It could be other orbweavers too. Watch as other sightings come in from your region to see what orbweavers are similar. The ventral markings can be used to help narrow it down to genus, I can’t see them well enough in the photo. Keep trying, you’re doing great!
Hi. If this helps, many orb weavers hide out by day. Usually from dusk to dawn, they can be found back in their web. should give opportunity to get a better photo.
Sometimes these will consume their web before hiding out, these sort, if observant, you can spot them starting a new web, fascinating to watch them build their web.
Hi! Thanks for telling me about this but unfortunately the place that i took that picture was at a hotel that we left already so I can’t really get another picture. But if I find any at my house I will watch!
Does anyone think it might be a gray cross spider?
Google says it is a large orb weaver that is commonly found on man made objects near light and/or water.
Hi, Cross Orbweavers, Araneus diadematus, are very similar in behaviors. The way to recognize them is the off-white cross mark that looks like dribbled paint on the upper abdomen. The lower dorsal abdomen (dorsum) is bilateral bands of dark colors, kind of tannish and reddish brown usually. Your Furrow Orbweaver spider has a tan and brown dorsal surface with a wavy band down the middle with a wavy ban inside of it, with splotches dotting the inside of that marking. The legs are easy- tan and brown. If you use Google Lens, know that it is erratic in identifications. It… Read more »
Hi, see above image for ID. 🙂