Picture ID 90552

Picture of unidentified spider

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  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2019
  • Photographed: Aug 27, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Looks a lot like a cross spider. The colors are a bit different from what I am used to, but in my limited experience, cross spiders tend to be one of the more variable spiders when it comes to their colors.


I think she is in that genus, but her markings are too odd to match Araneus diadematus. Araneus saevus is a related spider that we have had sightings of from Alaska. I haven’t seen many photos of it, but yes Araneus species spiders can surprise with their variability.