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Yellow Butt Spider - Araneus trifolium

Yellow Butt Spider - Araneus trifolium
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island, Shumaker Bay Bird Sanctuary, British Columbia, Canada
August 19, 2010
Size: 5/8 "
This spider stood out like a light bulb as it scuttled across the gravel roadway.

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

Seems like most of these yellow males
turn out to be the Shamrock, Araneus trifolium. Wish we could see the abdominal pattern better, but that's the direction we would lean.

you're right. Trifolium does look better.

Male orb weaver
I wonder if it could be a Marbled Orbweaver (Araneus marmoreus).

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