Location: Shanksville, PA
December 14, 2014 6:57 am
Do you know what kind of spider this is?
Signature: Pat Hockenberry
We believe this Orbweaver is a Shamrock Orbweaver, Araneus trifolium, a highly variable species that according to BugGuide: “occurs in a variety of colors.” This individual from BugGuide looks very much like your individual. Orbweavers, though large and brightly colored, are considered harmless. They are docile and rarely bite humans.
Thank you so much. This is definitely our individual.