LATTICE ORBWEAVER

Araneus thaddeus

ORB WEAVER FAMILY (Araneidae)


Description
This spider is named after its most distinguishing feature, a lattice-like retreat made of fine silk (not yet shown). These spiders also weave a web near its retreat. It shows quite a bit of variability in color. It has about a 1/2 inch long body. Our images were identified with the help of volunteer experts at BugGuide.

Occurrence
The abundance of this species in our nature centers is yet unknown - we've only seen one, on Cottonwood Trail in Fontenelle Forest - in October.



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