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Grateful Dead Spider - Araneus cingulatus - female

Grateful Dead Spider - Araneus cingulatus - Female
Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
August 3, 2008
Size: Approximately 3/8"
I found this little lady in my gas grill on Sunday, August 3rd, 2008. I found the markings on it to be extremely impressive.

I live in northern Connecticut about 8 miles from Granville, Mass. I've learned this is an orb weaver from the Araneae family. I would appreciate any help in identifying this spider.

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Looks rather like this one
identified as a female Araneus cingulatus



I'm definitely not a spider expert, though.

 
female Araneus cingulatus
Hannah - I think you got it. I've checked other photos (now that you've given me a good place to start). It looks like you're right. Thanks!

Bob

 
If it's the correct ID
it's a nice find - this image (preferably cropped closer) will make a good addition to our guide. However, I'd wait for a second opinion from one of our spider experts. : )

 
found
i've found one of these in my back yard august 8th,2009 .took some photos with my phone ..have to find it again ..i'm sure it'll get bigger in someones garden....what a beautiful spider...

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