Larinioides
(Furrow Spiders)

Picture ID 9330

Picture of Larinioides (Furrow Spiders) - Dorsal

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This was seen on a life vest (that's what the red fabric is) near a lake boating area, and is the size of a thumb.

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ItsyBitsy

Hi, welcome to Spider ID. 🙂 This is a Furrow Orb-weaver (Larinioides sp.).

ItsyBitsy

Yes, there is considerable variation in abdominal pattern – the legs look OK to me … maybe the back legs are just curled under. I suspect it’s L. cornutus but I’m not certain enough to file it there from this image. Here is one similar to yours.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1074308/bgimage

ItsyBitsy

Hi, sclopetarius was changed to seraticus (Šestáková, Marusik & Omelko, 2014) then changed back to sclopetarius (Breitling & Bauer, 2015) … never a dull moment. BugGuide is up to date on this name change: https://bugguide.net/node/view/119789 There are tricks to telling them apart. L. patagiatus and L. sclopetarius have an extra band on leg IV, the pattern on the abdomen of L. sclopetarius tends to have a more sculptured appearance and the swirls of hair on the carapace are more prominent. L. cornutus has a smoother appearance. L. patagiatus has a slightly rougher looking pattern on the abdomen. There’s a chance… Read more »

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Picture of Larinioides spp. (Furrow Spiders) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture