Subject: White/Silver Spider, Would like to know what kind.
Location: Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA
August 3, 2012 9:40 am
Hello, thank you for running this site! I found this little guy on the porch this afternoon. Looks to me like he died of natural causes. He’s about an inch long. I have never seen anything like this spider in my life. I’d like to know what he is! I know that if there’s one there must be thousands, so I’d like to know also, if he’s poisonous so we can take extra caution when going barefoot on the porch.
Signature: Thank you for your time! -Sarah
This is an Orbweaver in the genus Argiope. We believe it is a male but we also believe it is most likely the Banded Argiope, Argiope trifasciata. You can compare our identification to this image on BugGuide.