Araneus trifolium
(Shamrock Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 62234

Picture of Araneus trifolium (Shamrock Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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I have no idea what kind of spider this is. It was the first spider I ever encountered in Canada that had color other than brown or grey. Leg span was around an inch (25mm).

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TangledWeb

Hi, she’s a Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. Orbweavers can be identified from other types of spiders by the style of their webs. The spiderweb emoji was based on their webs. To tell the orbweavers apart we look at the markings. The ones on the underside tell the genus, the dorsal topside can tell the species. Their bodies have different shapes, amount of hair, and size. Which country or region of a country are important. Their hunting behavior varies also. For A. trifolium, the most noticeable thing to me is the dorsal markings, they look like a cartoon face. They also… Read more »

Pam5858

Sighted a pumpkin spider in Annapolis Royal NS in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints parking lot today September 15, 2019. Beautiful display.

TangledWeb

Fantastic, I’m jealous! I’m trying to find as many species as I can and I haven’t found this one yet.

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