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Lattice Orbweaver Spider (Araneus thaddeus)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Lattice Orbweaver Spider



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The web of the Lattice Orb Weaver Spider is a neat round of silky ladders, radiating from the center in a classic web Charlotte would have loved.



Updated: 07/06/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The knowledge of how a web is shaped makes for useful information when trying to identify its owner. The Lattice Orb Weaver Spider builds a web that looks like a screen or trellis. The spider itself has an orange colored head region and legs. Its rounded abdomen is much paler. The yellow and orange coloring can vary in depth among individuals, but all of them create similar looking webs. Three pair of black dots run down the center of the abdomen. Each spot has a very pale ring around it.

Lattice Orb Weavers can be found in meadows, tall grasses and bushes, as well as in fields and pastures. Their small orb-shaped webs are usually built low to the ground, not at elevations that most people would see before walking through. Females lay eggs in autumn. The fertilized eggs are wrapped in an egg sac spun out of her silk. Spiderlings may hatch during part of the winter or they may overwinter completely, depending on the weather. All adults die in winter.




General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
      Order: Araneae
        Family: Araneidae
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          Genus: Araneus
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            Species: thaddeus
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Araneus thaddeus
Category: Spider
Size (Adult; Length): 4mm to 9mm (0.15" to 0.35")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: yellow; brown; black; pink; ivory; orange
Descriptors: biting, venomous, spots
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Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 4mm (0.2in) and 9mm (0.4in)
Lo: 4mm
Md: 6.5mm
Hi: 9mm
Territorial Map*
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Lattice Orbweaver Spider may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Lattice Orbweaver Spider. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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