Neoscona
(Spotted Orb-weavers)

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Picture of Neoscona (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Male - Ventral,Webs

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I’m guessing it is a Neoscona theisi. It was hard to get the top of the spider due to the lighting. Is he a biter? Found him in the process of making his web.

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ItsyBitsy
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Orb-weavers have no reason to bite you except in self defense. They might bite if poked or if if they feel trapped against skin. Often if they’re frightened they’ll fall to the ground and play dead, they’re usually timid.

TangledWeb
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Male orbweavers make the full webs? I thought they just make makeshift webs during their travel.

ItsyBitsy
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It may be because he’s penultimate/not fully mature so he hasn’t gone off searching yet, or he may be in a female’s web. The orb is pretty small, looks like he’s working on it.

TangledWeb
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Thanks!

Additional Pictures

Picture of Neoscona spp. (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona spp. (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Female - Ventral Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona spp. (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Neoscona spp. (Spotted Orb-weavers) - Ventral Enlarge Picture