Four Spot Orb Weaver Spider – Araneus Quadratus

Thanks to my Dad for spotting this beautiful spider this morning. Couldn’t get too close because it was on the roof. After some research I think this might be an Araneus Quadratus or four spot orb weaver. Anyone have any idea if I am right? I don’t really see the four spots on the back but maybe ┬áits just the angle of the photo.

Araneus quadratus

Araneus quadratus

 

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Jamaica Banana Spider

Jamaica has the most beautiful spiders, these are called banana spiders, Jamaicans also call them casket spider because of the shape of their bodies. The large spider is the female and if you look closely you can see a small spider which is the male.