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Help ID’ing spider?
I think this may be some type of Orb Weaver spider, but I am not sure. The markings are different from every picture I’ve seen, and I’ve gone through enough pics to give myself nightmares for a year. She lives under the eaves of my mom and dad’s house, hides during the day and is out on a web at night. I’d say about an inch and a half in size. Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Jennifer
Kenai, Alaska

Hi Jennifer,
Yes, an Araneas Orb Weaver. Nice coloration. There is often much variation within individual species. This coloration looks like it mimics bird droppings which probably contributes to longevity.

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