Geographic location of the bug: On my house
Time: 10:17 PM EDT
It built a web across a large window. It was just sitting calmly against the window corner when I spotted it.
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This is a harmless Orbweaver Spider, possibly a Western Spotted Orbweaver based on this BugGuide image, but since we don’t know if your house is in Australia or Los Angeles, we cannot be certain of the species. Orbweaver are passive hunters that spin an orb web and then wait passively for prey to become ensnared.
Thank you Daniel! I’m in Arizona 🙂
This spider is so colorful. Sometimes I see it in the middle of the web and sometimes on the side. So interesting!
Thanks for the update Lucy. Your Arizona location lends credibility to our identification of the Western Spotted Orbweaver.