Spider Identification

Asked September 18, 2020, 12:34 AM EDT

Can you identify this spider? It's about the size of a quarter. It had, apparently, drowned in my dog's water dish this morning.

Columbia County Oregon

1 Response

It's difficult to be certain of the ID. My best guess is a male orb weaver in the family Araneidae.

Whatever the ID, the good news is that Oregon doesn't have any deadly spiders.