Araneus cingulatus
(Red-spotted Orb-weaver)

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Picture of Araneus cingulatus (Red-spotted Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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Argyrodes elevatus, I believe. Found in grass on the edge of the brush, on the end of deciduous forest. Didn't see a KY record so I thought I would place it.

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CalumEwing

This is the Red-spotted Orb Weaver, Araneus cingulatus, in the family Araneidae.

JohnKRoberts

Found one in my front yard. Very colorful, small. I was concerned because of its triangle making on it back if it was poisonous

JohnKRoberts

Spotted in my front yard, this date, Jun 4th, 2020, Hamilton, Ohio. I have a photo on my phone, but I haven’t uploaded it to my computer.

I will as soon as I purchase the connector from the cellphone to my computer. Purchase a new phone, the old adapter does not work.

Is it poisonous? Do they have a triangle shape on their back?

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