Subject: type of spider
Location: Pearland Texas
October 16, 2015 10:54 am
On my neighbor’s back porch, do not know what kind of spider it is?
Signature: Travis Duke

Orbweaver

Orbweaver

Dear Travis,
There isn’t enough detail in your image to be certain, but we believe this is a Spotted Orbweaver or Common Orbweaver,
Neoscona crucifera,  based on an image posted to Spiders.us where it states:  “Web is often constructed on buildings and other man-made structures, especially near outdoor lights. You can also find this orbweaver in shrubs and open woodland areas, though they are not common among tall grasses.”  There is a light in your image.  Orbweavers are harmless, and they mature in the fall, so most of our identification requests for Orbweavers come at this time of year.  

Location: Pearland, Texas

One Response to Orbweaver

  1. Claire says:

    I know they’re not dangerous but oh my gosh that’s huge

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