orb weaver

6297 Can you please identify this spider for me? I found it on a false spirea where it had a large web. Thanks for your time! From Watson, Sk

Number 6297 This appears to be Araneus trifolium, an orb weaver (family Araneidae) commonly known as the shamrock orb weaver or pumpkin spider Click here for an image. They are harmless to humans.

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  1. Melody Lowes says:

    Thanks very much! I’ve never seen anything like that one before. Are they common to this area?

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