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spider - Araneus marmoreus

spider - Araneus marmoreus
danville, CANADA/quebec/eastern townships/danville County, Quebec, Canada

Moved from Orb Weavers.

Moved from Spiders.

Can't tell for sure from the
Can't tell for sure from the photo, but if there are two large oval black spots on the posterior of the abdomen it may be Alpaida calix.

I'm confused.
Ok, I'll admit I haven't kept up with spider classification, but I still don't see how you came up with this possibility. Not even sure Alpaida occurs in North America, from cursory web research. Also, can you please fill out your bio page so we have an idea of how you come by your expertise? Please don't take that as an insult, we just like to know expert credentials. Thank you. Moving this image to family page for time being.

Orb weaver.
This is an orb weaver, and most likely the marbled orb weaver, Araneus marmoreus. Please add your image to the existing ones to help illustrate how incredibly variable this species is in terms of color and pattern:-)

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