The six defined black spots on the abdomen aid in identifying this spider. Each spot has a very pale ring around it.
They can be found in meadows, tall grasses and bushes as well as fields and pastures. Their small orb-shaped webs are usually built low to the ground.
Females lay eggs in autumn. Spiderlings may hatch in winter or they may overwinter. Adults die in winter.
Common name: Lattice Orbweaver Spider
Scientific Name: Araneus thaddeus
Adult Size (Length): 4mm to 9mm (0.16in to 0.35in) [ COMPARE ]
Identifying Colors: yellow; brown; black; pink; ivory
North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Canada and Mexico
* Insects are not governed by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.Text ©2005-2014 www.InsectIdentification.org • All Rights Reserved • No Reproduction Permitted