Shamrock Spider from Canada

Subject: What kind of spider is this??
Location: St. Catharines, Ontario
November 8, 2016 8:37 am
Hi there,
I’m hoping you help me out by telling me what kind of spider I found at my house.
Signature: Doesn’t matter

Shamrock Spider
Shamrock Spider

This is a harmless female Orbweaver, and though we sometimes have problems with species identifications in the family, we are confident this is a Shamrock Spider, Araneus trifolium, a species found throughout the northern regions of North America.  Here is a matching BugGuide image, also from Ontario.  According to BugGuide:  “Araneus trifolium female occurs in a variety of colors.”

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