Is this a Hentz orb weaver?

Asked September 20, 2018, 2:29 PM EDT

What kind of spider is this beauty?

Washtenaw County Michigan

1 Response

Dear Client,

The spider in the picture is definitely a spotted orb weaver in the spider genus Neoscona. There is a fair amount of variability of a couple species in this genus, but I believe that you are correct in your identification.

https://bugguide.net/node/view/1991

Thank you for your interest!