Subject: Red body, white spots and tan/black striped legs
Location: Northeast US
September 20, 2013 5:32 am
My friend was bitten by this weird looking spider. What kind of spider and should he be worried about the bite?
This is sure a beautiful Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium, which is pictured on BugGuide. This is a highly variable species and not that many Shamrock Orbweavers are this bright red color. The bite is not considered dangerous, but we imagine a large specimen might produce a painful bite with local swelling.