Picture ID 97496

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

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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It worked! Your location, camera type,date, and time metadata didn’t come through openly. Just the photo resolution info, which is normal. Even having your visible date and time metadata being overwritten by my own photo transfer time is more info blocked than is typical! Yay!


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 »