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Spider Photos -  Orbweaver (2016 - 17)

Here's some photos of those common Garden spiders from the Orb Weaving family.   My apologies if there are some Araneus on pages where they don't belong but they are very hard to classify. Try this page for a species guide:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/1972/bgpage
Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, some with peculiarly angled humps or spines. However, there is considerable variation in size, colour and shape in this group. They are easily recognized because of their  beautiful, large, round webs, on which they rest, head downward, waiting for prey. The webs consist of a number of radiating threads crossed by two spirals. The inner spiral begins in the centre, winds outward, and is made of smooth threads like the radiating threads. It covers only the central 1/3 of the web. The outer spiral begins at the edges and winds inward. It is made of more elastic, sticky threads, coated with a liquid substance. One of the largest and most commonly encountered members of this group is Argiope aurantia, the yellow garden spider and we have photos of them on their own page. Garden Orb Weavers are NOT dangerous (but can bite as can most spiders) and rid your garden of many unwanted insects. They only live for one season and die off as Winter approaches, leaving their egg sacs behind to hatch out next Spring. Please select a section below. Here's a short video (3Mb) sent in by Aaron Knapp. Click here.

Unidentified Spiders 2017 Unidentified Spiders 2016 Unidentified Spiders 2015
Unidentified Spiders 2014 Unidentified Spiders 2013 Unidentified Spiders 2012
Unidentified Spiders 2011 Unidentified Spiders 2010 Unidentified Spiders 2009 (1)
Unidentified Spiders 2009 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2008 (2)
Unidentified Spiders 2007 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2007 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2006 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2006 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2005 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2005 (3)
Unidentified Spiders 2004 (1) Unidentified Spiders 2004 (2) Unidentified Spiders 2003
Unidentified Spiders 2002 Unidentified Spiders 2001  
Spiders in Amber Closeups Ant & Wasp Mimicking Spiders
Argiopes/St. Andrew's Cross Barn Funnel Weaving Spider Basilica  Spiders
Bird Dropping Spiders Black & Brown House Spiders Bolas Spiders
Brown Recluse Spiders Candy Stripe Spiders Common House Spider
Crab Spiders Cyclosa Conica Daddy Long Legs
Daring Jumping Spiders Dew Drop Spiders Fishing Spiders
Funnel Web (Aus) Furrow Spider Garden Orb Weavers
Ghost Spider Giant House Spider Golden Orb Weavers
Grass spiders/Funnel Weavers Ground Spiders Hacklemesh Weavers
Hobo Spiders Huntsman Spiders Jewelled Spiders
Jumping Spiders Lace Web  Spiders Ladybird Spiders
Leaf Curling Spiders Long Jawed Orb Weavers Lynx Spiders
Marbled Orb Weavers Micarathena Mouse Spiders
Mygalomorphs Net casting Spider Neoscona Semarak
Nursery Web Spiders Parson Spiders Pirate Spiders
Pseudoscorpion Purseweb Spider Red & Black Spiders
Redback Spiders Red Spotted Ant Mimic Spiders Running Crab Spiders
Scorpion Spiders Segestria Florentina Solfugids/Camel Spiders
Southern House Spiders Spider Tats Spitting Spiders
Steatoda Tailless Whip Scorpions Tarantulas
Tengellid Spiders Titiotus (Recluse look alike) Two Spined Spiders
Trapdoor Spiders Tree Trunk Spider Venusta Orchard Spiders
Wandering Spiders White Tailed Spider Widow Spiders
Wolf Spiders Woodlouse Hunters Yellow & Broad faced Sac Spiders
Zoropsis spinimana

Zygiella x-notata

 

ORB WEAVERS/GARDEN SPIDERS

Orb weavers (Araneidae) are often brightly coloured with rounded abdomens, some with peculiarly angled humps or spines. However, there is considerable variation in size, colour and shape in this group. They are often recognized for building beautiful, large, round webs, on which they rest, head downward, waiting for prey. The webs consist of a number of radiating threads crossed by two spirals. The inner spiral begins in the centre, winds outward, and is made of smooth threads like the radiating threads. It covers only the central 1/3 of the web. The outer spiral begins at the edges and winds inward. It is made of more elastic, sticky threads, coated with a liquid substance. One of the largest and most commonly encountered members of this group is Argiope aurantia, the black and yellow garden spider and we have photos of them and other argiopes on their own page. Please select a section below.
Garden Orb Weavers (1) Garden Orb Weavers (2) Garden Orb Weavers (3)
Garden Orb Weavers (4) Garden Orb Weavers (5) Garden Orb Weavers (6)
Garden Orb Weavers (7) Garden Orb Weavers (8) Garden Orb Weavers (9)
Garden Orb Weavers (10) Garden Orb Weavers (11) Garden Orb Weavers (12)
Garden Orb Weavers (13) Garden Orb Weavers (14) Garden Orb Weavers (15)
Triangulate Orbweaver Shamrock Orb Weavers Orb Weaver Spiderlings
Tropical Orb Weavers Marbled Orb Weavers (1)  Marbled Orb Weavers (2)
Giant Lichen Orb Weavers Golden Silk Orb Weavers Cat Face Orb Weavers
Araneus Alsine-like/Iviei Araneus Diadematus Araneus Nordmanni
Star Bellied Orb Weavers Furrow Spiders Arabesque Orbweaver
Araneus Cingulatas Green Orb Weavers Zygiella x-notata

GARDEN ORB WEAVERS - Unclassified

4 October, 2017:
Hey man, here are some pictures that i took all these three were spotted in india. can you tell me the name of all three? And whenever i post them on Instagram i can give you a tag for the help as well. :)

 

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

14 Sept, 2017:
This guy was on the sidewalk

 

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

14 Sept, 2017:
Hello Glen, Can you please identify this spider? Is it dangerous? We have a 4-year old son who we want to keep safe. We live in Greenville, SC. Thank you, Pat

 

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Reply: Nice pics!! This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

3 Sept, 2017:
Hey there. This little guy rappelled into my front seat out of a tree. I live in Miami, Florida. Very small, his abdomen is probably just a 1/4 of an inch long and less than an inch all spread out. Thanks for your help! Awesome page BTW, thanks.

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

28 June, 2017:
Do you know what kind of spider this is? I'm in Southern Central California mountains, about 4300 elevation. Tami

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

26 March, 2017:
Hi Glen, we live at Coffs Harbour, NSW. My friend was in the garden when she saw this large spider in her web in the bright sun. It must be fearless of birds and other predators. Is it a garden orb weaver? Wishing you happiness, Bob.

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Reply: This is some sort of garden orb weaver - glen

29 July, 2016:
I live in Eastern Washington state USA Found this in the rafters of an outside porch. Thank you for any info

 

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Reply: These are probably orb weaver spiderlings - not sure which species though until they get bigger - glen

12 May, 2016:
Not sure what these guys are?

 

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25 April, 2016:
Great web site. I have a very peculiar spider living in the ladder rack of my plumbing service truck. We named it ďHairyĒ At dusk it comes out and builds a web on the back of my service van. He then takes down the web before morning. Like clock work for about 3 weeks now. Took me a couple weeks to find his daytime hiding place where it would ride around with me all day while I was working. I helped it out a couple times by tossing a nice juicy moth into itís web. Last night It did something different. Some how it managed to run a single web strand to the roof of my house. That is a good 10ft span. It had to crawled to the ground, up the side of the house to the roof, and then jump. Then make it back up to the ladder and upper back end of my Van. I have attached some photos for your enjoyment. I did not see any ones like this one in you photos. But then again I did not look at every thing you had. You have a lot of nice photos.

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22 April, 2016:
This is the CREEPIEST looking spider I have EVER seen in my life! It didn't have a web that I know of, but you can see from the pictures that it's webbing is like dental floss! I found it on my screen door in September of 2014. I live in Binghamton ( upstate) New York. Do you have any idea what it is and what can you tell me about it!? Thank you! -Julie
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11 March, 2016:
Great website! Donít know if you have an interest, but attached are some images of an orbweaver feeding from itís web last fall. I hope that you enjoy them. Regards, John, Candelino , North Carolina
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1 March, 2016:
I took this picture while back and I loved it but I could never tell what type it was thanks :D

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22 January,  2016:
Hi, wondered if this was an interesting pic for you and if you could tell me what this spider is called with the fantastic mans face with cap on its body. Many thanks, Paul Wilmot. Taken summer 2014 or 2015 in my back garden.

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4 January,  2016:
Hi, just wondering if you could please identify this spider for me thankyou for your time.

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2 January, 2016:
found in web outside house at night in mid north coast nsw australia, both munching on something, thanks ! --
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