Hi my name is Danielle from NJ and I stumbled upon this spider outside on my mom’s garden bench. A few weeks before I saw this spider there were thousands of baby spiders all over my front door and all around it. They had orange legs. Please let me know what kind of spider this is. I believe it to be the mother of all the babies. I have attached 2 pictures. Thanks. I look forward to finding out it’s type. Although it is dead now. My father killed it. I would still like to know.
This fascinating spider is a Nursery Web Spider, Pisaurina mira. We are sorry to hear it met with an untimely end.