Orbeaver Spiders

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Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus) Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus)
Orange Co., NC
28 Sep 2008

Acanthepeira orbweaver spider Acanthepeira sp. orbweaver spider
Pine flatwoods in Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007

Thanks to John and Jane B. for ID.


probably Araneus sp.
Near Fresno Dome, CA
10 July 2007

Foliate Spider (Larinioides cornutus) Foliate Spider (Larinioides cornutus)
Person Co., NC
30 May 2008


Mangora maculata orbweaver spider
New Hope Creek bottomland in Durham Co., NC
6 Sep 2009


Arrow-shaped Micrathena (Micrathena sagittata) Arrow-shaped Micrathena (Micrathena sagittata)
In low vegetation in woods by Haw River, Chatham Co., NC
7 June 2008


Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis) Spined Micrathena (Micrathena gracilis)
Transylvania Co., NC
9 Sep 2012

I believe this is a Spined Micrathena rather than a White Micrathena, but I'm not a spider expert!


Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis) Spinybacked Orbweaver (Gasteracantha cancriformis)
New Hanover Co., NC
13 Oct 2007

Not considered dangerous to humans, the Spinybacked Orbweaver builds its nests in the woods and is often encountered at face-level along trails.


Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca) probably Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca)
In pine flatwoods near pocosin & creeks, Richmond Co., NC
14 June 2008

ID based on closest match I could find in bugguide.net.

probably Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca)
Pine flatwoods in Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007


Perhaps Neoscona crucifera
Pine flatwoods in Craven Co., NC
21 Oct 2007


Silver Argiope (Argiope argentata) Silver Argiope (Argiope argentata)
Tidal/storm flats at Palm Beach, Aruba
13 June 2011


Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope aurantia) Black and Yellow Argiope, Golden Garden Spider, Writing Spider (Argiope aurantia)
Brunswick Co., NC
13 Aug 2006

Silver-backed Argiope (Argiope florida) Silver-backed Argiope, Silver Argiope, Florida Argiope (Argiope florida)
Chatham Co., NC
7 June 2008

Youngster with lots of web "writing".


Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes) Golden Silk Spider (Nephila clavipes)
New Hanover Co., NC
23 Sep 2006

Note the hairy joints in the legs.



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