What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  What kind of spider is this (if, indeed, it is a spider)
Geographic location of the bug:  Northern Illinois
Date: 09/30/2017
Time: 02:59 PM EDT
This critter has been hanging out on our back sliding door.
How you want your letter signed:  Just curious…

Male Thick-Jawed Orbweaver

Dear Just curious,
Based on this BugGuide image, we are quite confident you encountered a male Thick-Jawed Orbweaver in the genus
Pachygnatha.

Male Thick-Jawed Orbweaver

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Illinois

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