These orbweavers’ abdomens can range in color from dark red, orange, yellow, brown, green, or any color in between. They can be found all across northern North America (Alaska to Newfoundland) and throughout much of the US (absent in the most southern states). Unlike other orbweaver spiders that might make their circular web in the eves of your house, on your deck, or in some other secluded spot around your house, Shamrock Orbweavers prefer open areas and make their webs in low bushes or grasses.

Photo by: Lisa Ann Cloo on 8/12/21 in Clinton, MT