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Minnesota Orb Weaver - Theridion

Minnesota Orb Weaver - Theridion
Upper Cormorant Lake, Becker County, Minnesota, USA
July 11, 2008
Size: Less than 1 cm toe to toe
I've never seen this type of spider in my garden, before. I'd love to find out what kind it is.

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Minnesota Orb Weaver - Theridion Minnesota Orb Weaver - Theridion

Moved from Cobweb Spiders.

Theridion frondeum
This looks like Theridion frondeum to me now that I've learned more about spiders.

Moved from Spiders.

another idea
is Theridion. It has the black with white edged carapace anyway.

Orb Weaver
did you actually see its web? It reminds me of genus Neriene, but I can't find anything quite like it.

No, I didn't see its web. Bu
No, I didn't see its web. But I did see it travel using its web-making ability - doing a bungee dive and then scrambling up the cord. It would also clip the cord and drop with ease.

I added a second image to help with its identification.

for that second image. It may help? This spider looks so familiar it's driving me nuts. I hope we can figure out what it is.

I'm thinking it could be a ju
I'm thinking it could be a juvenile. You know how the Black Widow juveniles look so completely different from their adult counterparts? Well, I'm thinking this could very well be the case here and that this fella's not fully grown up.

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