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Family Araneidae

Family Araneidae - The spiders in this group build orb webs. The familiar yellow garden spider is a member of this family. This large spider prefers to build its web in prairie grasses and sometimes gardens. The female has black front legs while the other legs are black with a brown section near the body. Males have black legs.

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orbweaver spider Acanthepeira cherokee (female) © Hank Guarisco

 

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orbweaver spider Araneus guttulatus (female) © Hank Guarisco

 

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orbweaver spider Araneus juniperi (female) © Hank Guarisco

 

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black-and-yellow garden spider Argiope aurantia (female) © Mary Kay Rubey   (male) © Hank Guarisco

 

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banded garden spider Argiope trifasciata (female) © Hank Guarisco

 

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orbweaver spider Eustala cepina (female with eggs) © Hank Guarisco WASpiFurrowSpider.jpg 

furrow orbweaver Larinioides cornutus (female) © Hank Guarisco

 

 

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spined micrathena Micrathena gracilis (female dorsal) (female lateral) © Hank Guarisco
 
 
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Hentz’s orbweaver Neoscona crucifer © Illinois Department of Natural Resources
 
 
 
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triangulate orbweaver Verrucosa arenata © Illinois Department of Natural Resources