Picture ID 92475

Picture of unidentified spider

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i do not know what this spider is, I’m not sure how to id it. i’m guessing it’s a type of orb weaver. she was out in the middle of her web all day, i even saw her eating a meal earlier this morning. apparently orb weavers are mostly nocturnal so I’m a little confused. it was hard to get a clear picture, as her web was pretty high up. i live in southern california for reference.

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  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 18, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Covina, California, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, I can’t tell which Orbweaver she is. I know the frustration of trying to photograph something too high above me. My husband caught me standing on the bathroom sink today while I was trying to photograph a spider on the ceiling. Some recently submitted a photo of a spider in a spot like yours is that was taken through binoculars. It worked! Yes, Orbweavers are supposed to be nocturnal. I’m not really sure if it varies by species or conditions. In forests I’ve found orbweavers in the middle of their webs at all hours. On overcast days I’ve seen… Read more »