Picture ID 97496

Picture of unidentified spider

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I don't really know what this one would be. Orb Weaver of some sort? Anyways there were a ton of them everywhere.

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  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2019
  • Photographed: Dec 15, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Puerto López, Ecuador, Ecuador
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Definitely an orb weaver. Also known as garden spiders. They are harmless, and interesting to observe.


Emerald, Thank you for helping with identifications! Here’s a link to the World Spider Catalog https://wsc.nmbe.ch/genus/3286 It might come up to genus Leucauge. If it doesn’t, search Leucauge and click on any species that comes up with “genus catalog “to the right . The general locations for each species are listed on the gray horizontal lines. There are several species in the genus in the Ecuador general region. A dorsal photo would help, if you didn’t already get one. The paper background trick worked well. I practiced a lot on them and found sunset to be the best time for… Read more »