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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



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.  

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
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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