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Spider Identification #724939

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

Expert 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.

Jean R. Natter Replied September 18, 2020, 1:34 PM EDT

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