Araneus trifolium
(Shamrock Orb-weaver)

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

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Hugo, MN, suburb of St. Paul. Appears to be missing a leg and a half.. walking across driveway this afternoon. Bigger than we usually see (3/4” maybe?)

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Hi, I think this is a Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium. I’m not sure if it is male or a female that has oviposited her eggs.

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