Araneus bicentenarius
(Giant Lichen Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus bicentenarius (Giant Lichen Orb-weaver) - Dorsal,Webs

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We found this spider near a sparse woods weaving it's web, and got the camera less than an inch towards it without it being spooked. I believe it is a Larinioides cornutus
(Furrow Orb-weaver), since they are often found on their webs and due to the orb on its back.

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I’m not sure, she’s angulate (has weird bumps or angles on the abdomen) like a Cat-faced Spider, Araneus gemmoides. The bumps are supposed to be the cat face’s ears. Araneus gemma is also a possibility. They’re easier to tell apart from a straight-on dorsal shot. The “orb” in orbweaver refers to the circular-shaped web they weave. I didn’t know that either until I looked it up. I thought it was because the abdomen is orb-shaped. 🙂

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Giant Lichen Orb-weaver, Araneus biecentenarius.

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