Subject: Siver-ish Giant Spider?
Geographic location of the bug: Eastern Ohio
Time: 03:44 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: There’s this very big scary spider outside my house, what is it?
How you want your letter signed: Cidrew
This is a Banded Orbweaver, Argiope trifasciata, which is pictured on BugGuide. Like other Orbweavers, they are not considered dangerous to humans. Most Spiders have venom, and the venom is used to subdue prey, but very few Spiders have venom that is strong enough to adversely affect people. Orbweavers rarely bite, but in the rare occasions when a bite occurs, it will only produce a localized soreness near the bite area.