Araneus marmoreus
(Marbled Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 97004

Picture of Araneus marmoreus (Marbled Orb-weaver) - Dorsal

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I think it's a cross orb-weaver spider?

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TangledWeb

Actually, I think it is a less common orbweaver. Araneus nordmanni, perhaps?

TangledWeb

I’m not certain. The “cross ” actually isn’t usually this distinct, just the intersection of two thin white dashed lines. Your spider is way more fancy than that. 🙂 The white and black banded legs aren’t typical for Araneus diadematus, but they are for a few other a Araneus species. The crisp zigzags on the back are different from the usual wavy lines. So are the dots down the back and the geometric markings on the sides. She looks like a piece of artwork. Our Site Moderator has much more experience at this than I do. I’ll ask her to… Read more »

TangledWeb

It would be a cool wood block print too. She’s got a nice Art deco plus cubism thing going on. My best friend is a professional artist in the mid-century modernistic style. She does a lot of biology-inspired works. I wish she wasn’t afraid to look at the markings on spiders.

ItsyBitsy

Hi, this looks like the black and white color morph of Araneus marmoreus. (Marbled Orb-weaver)

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