Comments & ID Thoughts
Furrowed Orb weaver
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- Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
- Photographed: Feb 21, 2018
- Spider: Metazygia wittfeldae
- Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: No
- Attributes: Lateral
Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is actually looks like a Metazygia sp. as opposed to a Furrow Orbweaver (Larinioides sp.). It looks like Metazygia wittfeldae, but I’m also seeing a Metazygia carolinalis as an option. I need to read up on what that one looks like.
Oh, okay. It does look more like a metazygia when I looked it up, including the brown arches on its abdomen. I dont know much about spiders, I just found this little guy 70 ft in the air at my work today. He had spun a little web around his abdomen, almost like a blanket, and I thought he was neat.
It is a neat find. A Furrow Orb-weaver would have been a much more common find. I was able to rule out M. carolinalis so this should be M. wittfeldae. Thanks for sharing. 🙂