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ID request. Large spider, 2 horns on back. - Araneus gemmoides

ID request. Large spider, 2 horns on back. - Araneus gemmoides
Fort Collins, Colorado, USA
October 2, 2009

Moved from ID Request.

That's it. They're in the area. Found this one down in Littleton.
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Found first one a few weeks ago in my laundry room. Having previously lived in Tucson AZ and Australia strange bugs don't bother me, but the more I looked at this thing the more weird it became. Second one (the one photographed) appeared crawling along my bedroom wall just a couple feet away from me. That's when I decided I need to know what these are. Took the photo to a friend who told me it's an albino black widow (ha!), got concerned that my dogs might get into trouble with it so I came here for help. Thanks again

found it, shortly after posting request.

Araneus gemmoides, Cat-Faced Spider

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