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large (1/2

large (1/2") medium/light grey abdomen, striped orange/white legs. orb web-corner of house doorway. sits center. mid-Aug - Araneus marmoreus
Cornish; cabin in the forest, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
August 20, 2009
Size: 1/2" body; 1" total

Moved from Spiders.

Moved from ID Request.

Can't see that well
but we would suggest maybe Araneus marmoreus

Araneus marmoreus - very likely !
Yes! I think you've got it! I looked on the web using that name and found more photos - a great one at "TrekNature" that looks very much like mine, only the back pattern is much more defined. Mine's patterning is blurry, but there IS that sort of fleur-de-lis image on it. Glad to know it's harmless 'cuz I keep forgetting it's there when I open the door and come close to walking right into it.
Thanks for the I.D.!

looks like an Orb Weaver of some type
I won't try to categorize it any further though, as I don't recognize it. Somebody on here might. Welcome to Bugguide!

Thanks for the start! I'll wa
Thanks for the start! I'll watch for more input.

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