Araneidae
(Orb-weavers)

Picture ID 60387

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers) - Dorsal

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unknown spider in Austin TX

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TangledWeb

Hi, this might be a young Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. It may be a female with a tiny male in the foreground on the white thing. The females are relatively giant compared to the males, which are normal spider sizes. The females have a longer growth period. The males have to approach for mating very carefully to avoid getting eaten before they get to mate.

ItsyBitsy

Maybe Neoscona crucifera. Not sure. Orb-weaver at any rate.

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