Please Identify this Spider
Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:47 PM
I live in upstate NY just outside of Albany. One night I walked out my back door and found this spider crawling slowly towards me across my concrete patio. He was bout an inch maybe a little larger. I have never seen such a colorful spider in upsate NY. Could you please help me identify it
We have posted several Orbweaver images over the past week, and each time we talk about the difficulty of exact species identification and the variability within species. That said, we believe you have a Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium and there is a close visual match posted on BugGuide. Your specimen is a female.