Subject: Orange Spider in Michigan
Location: Big Rapids, MI
September 15, 2015 11:31 am
I’m just trying to help a friend ID this spider he came across while clearing some brush out in the woods near Big Rapids, MI. It was the size of a half dollar.
This gorgeous spider is a harmless Nursery Web Spider in the genus Pisaurina, and it is more brightly colored than the typical common member of the genus Pisaurina mira. BugGuide includes some images of orange individuals.