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Spider in garden - Araneus

Spider in garden - Araneus
Brisbane, San mateo County, California, USA
March 11, 2017
Size: .5 inches across
Interesting shape. Captured a small bee while I was photographing it.

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Spider in garden - Araneus Spider in garden - Araneus

Moved from ID Request.

Perfectly harmless and beneficial orb weaver
genus Araneus. We'll have to hit the books to see which one.
montereyensis rather than bispinosus??

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