Subject: Weird spider!
Location: Dawsonville, GA
April 30, 2017 6:47 pm
Who is this dude? Dawsonville, Ga.
Signature: Heather Tierney
This is one of the Orbweavers in the family Araneidae, and it has rather distinctive markings, so we decidedc to try to make a species identification. That is sometimes a challenge with Orbweavers because sometimes several species look very similar, but even more challenging is that sometimes one species will have multiple color and marking variations. We found a very close match on BugGuide that is identified as a Humpbacked Orbweaver, Austala anastera, and BugGuide does indicate: “anastera has 6 basic patterns” and most of the submitted images look nothing like your spider.