What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Big White Spider
Location:  Penrose, CO
October 6, 2010 6:43 pm
I found this guy hanging out in the eaves of my Aunt’s porch in Colorado. I don’t think it’s intentions were harmful, but I never walked under those eaves anymore!
Signature:  Freaked Out


Dear Freaked Out,
Orbweavers in the genus
Araneus are perfectly harmless to humans.  We cannot give you an exact species name for this lovely white specimen of a highly variable genus with several highly variable species, though if we were betting, we would place our money on the Marbled Araneus, Araneus marmoreus.  BugGuide has an information page on the species that shows some of the many variations.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

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