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Subject: Largw Unknown Spider
Location: Austin, TX on a tree
June 7, 2015 6:08 pm
This lovely spider is living on my friend’s back porch, but we don’t know what it is. Austin, TX June 6. Builds a huge ~2+’×3+’ web.
Signature: -Bill

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Dear Bill,
This is a very well camouflaged Giant Lichen Orbweaver,
Araneus bicentenarius, that according to BugGuide is found in:  “Woodlands, on trees, among lichens.”  As we will be away from the office later in the month, we are postdating your submission to go live during our absence.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Austin, Texas

2 Responses to Giant Lichen Orbweaver

  1. Emma says:

    We have a female Great Lichen Orbweaver living on our porch too, although we live in the UK. From what I can see they come from the US and Canada, do you know of many living in the UK or how it could have arrived here?

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