What kind of spider is this (picture)?

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is? His abdomen is so huge he drags his back legs.This was found in Oregon btw.


4 Answers

  • 8 years ago
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    These are a very harmless orb weaver. your photo is awful small to tell which one you have, but is either a shamrock orb weaver(most likely) or a marbled orb weaver.

    These are typically a garden spider found in bushes and plants. they make those large, strong webs where they are usually found:



    They are a very passive spider and beneficial, there is no need to kill these. they are some of my favorite spiders, I even used to play with them as a kid.

    This is typical of these spiders, the video speaks for itself:


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    Sadly these will die with the first frost or coming of winter.

    Source(s): UC Irvine, entomology
  • 4 years ago

    The photos don't seem to be transparent ample to inform, but when it is a brown recluse, at the again component to his frame is a ultimate photo of a violin, with the tuning keys closer to the pinnacle. I hate spiders too, and discovered from Googling "spider repellant", how one can preserve them away. The traditional pesticides may not kill them given that of a waxy or oily protecting on their our bodies that the insecticide can not penetrate. But they do not like cleaning soap! I combined a few Ajax dish cleaning soap in a gallon of water and poured that during and on my mailbox, and haven't any extra spiders within the mailbox via the street. Also noticed four or five wolf spiders getting into the storage one night time, and poured that combo around the front: No extra spiders getting into the storage!. Doesn't take so much liquid cleaning soap, both.

  • John R
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Dan's on the right track; I would put it more likely as the Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus, but for most purposes the species is not terribly important. All the orbweavers are harmless to anything large enough to avoid being caught in their orbwebs. She's hopefully going to be able to lay her eggs, but if she's crawling around, that doesn't bode too well for her. As you noticed, these spiders, especially the females, are at a real disadvantage outside of their webs.

  • Orb weaver.

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