Subject: Brown and yellow spider
Location: United States, Northeast, Pennsylvania
August 31, 2014 12:55 pm
Hey bug friends,
Any idea what kind of spider this may be? I usually have a pretty good eye, but I couldn’t pinpoint the precise family. Both pictures were taken in a relatively urban part of south central Pennsylvania, late July.
This is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, and we are uncertain if we will be able to provide you with a species identification in the limited research time we have remaining this morning. You can try browsing through BugGuide to see if you can identify the genus and species if we are unable to provide that information. We suspect that based on this image on BugGuide, it might be an Arabesque Spider, Neoscona arabesca, but we are not certain. According to BugGuide, this is a wide ranging species and it has much variation in the color and markings.