A star-bellied orbweaver, genus Acanthepeira. Cool find. Species-level ID requires closer examination.
Come get it lol
I live in STL. Maybe I’ll come get it.
That’s fine with me
So I was looking threw the pics and didn’t see any from Missouri… Not claiming it but am I the first too see one in Missouri and what all 8 states are they in and wound it b 9 now?
Acanthepeira are found basically everywhere east of the Rockies. They are certainly already known in Missouri. This website is not comprehensive, and records depend on who submits what.
Click on the genus Acanthepeira that’s in red type on this page and the file lists the ten states we now have confirmed sightings for.