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Unknown Spider - Neoscona arabesca

Unknown Spider - Neoscona arabesca
Marion County, Ohio, USA
September 10, 2012
I was dodging walking into their webs when I noticed a goldenrod bent unnaturally. After a little investigation, I noticed that there was a small string of a web pulling it. Throwing allergies into the wind, I looked into the goldenrod and spotted it. It didn't have it's own web.

And goldenrod is not allergenic
So no worries about sticking your face in there. Its pollen is way too heavy to be moved by the wind. It is insect pollinated. Unfortunately it blooms when the real culprit, Ragweed, is releasing its pollen into the air, so Goldenrod gets a bad rap for no reason at all.

Moved from ID Request.

Neoscona arabesca
Neoscona arabesca, I think.

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