big, very interesting spider
Great site…I’ve already learned alot, and didn’t think I would be sending you a picture. We found this spider making a home next to our home on Long Island, NY. We live in a rather wooded area and is located in a shady corner near our garbage cans and Hosta plants. The backdrop of this photo is our home shingle. Please check out the attached picture and let us know if the silver bulge is an egg sack and if it is dangerous.
Thanks so much!
Amy and Chris
Hi Amy and Chris,
Beautiful photo of an Orchard Spider in the genus Leucauge, probably species venusta. The silver bulge is the abdomen. It is not dangerous.