This little (big) spider has been living by my door since spring. It hides during the day but comes out at night. We are in the High Desert, so it gets very hot in summer and quite cold in winter. I have never seen this type of spider here. Anyone know what exactly it is?
Hi there looks like a Angulate also known as orbweavers, it’s hard to tell what kind because how bright and blurry the photo is :3
There are two photos. Araneus gemma, perhaps.
Thank you, I’ll looked Araneus Gemma up and I think you’re right.
Araneus gemma’s angulate projections are more pointy and they tend to have a bright white line between them.
Thank You. It’s difficult to take a decent picture of her. She only comes out at night. I’ll try to take another one.
Try moving a little bit further from her. My autofocus camera tells me when I have the camera (LG cellphone) in the best spot. It usually needs me to back up and give it more time. Your picture has too much exposure, try shooting at an angle to reduce the light scatter off of the spider. If you’re using a cellphone, they aren’t made for close-ups of small objects in the dark. That’s what I carry with me (and a tiny flashlight) so I’m learning to work with it. The newest Apple phone coming out is touted for its ability… Read more »