Picture ID 98594

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Came across this picture of a mystery spider I took a few years ago. Still extremely curious as to what species this may be? Some sort of orb weaver perhaps?

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  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2020
  • Photographed: Jun 25, 2015
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Westchester County, New York, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, I think this is Araneus guttulatus, an Orbweaver. From the one confirmed photo our site has received of the species, it appears to have a green cephalothorax and legs. That would explain why your spider looks half transparent on a green leaf. I like the color combinationof it – light green, white, and ruby red. That’s why it is an image I have memorized.