Larinioides cornutus
(Furrow Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 6825

Picture of Larinioides cornutus (Furrow Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal
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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This appears to be a Furrow Orb-weaver (Larinioides cornutus), a mature male. It’s the weirdest looking one I’ve ever seen with what looks like horizontal stripes on the abdomen, that pattern usually isn’t so pronounced!
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1159709/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

Well, you poked him so he probably was preparing to defend himself. Orb-weavers have relatively poor eyesight, he may have thought your poke was a bug. It’s not uncommon. Orb-weavers are often timid though, another typical response is to curl up and play dead.

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