Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Subject: Largw Unknown Spider
Location: Austin, TX on a tree
June 7, 2015 6:08 pm
This lovely spider is living on my friend’s back porch, but we don’t know what it is. Austin, TX June 6. Builds a huge ~2+’×3+’ web.
Signature: -Bill

Giant Lichen Orbweaver
Giant Lichen Orbweaver

Dear Bill,
This is a very well camouflaged Giant Lichen Orbweaver,
Araneus bicentenarius, that according to BugGuide is found in:  “Woodlands, on trees, among lichens.”  As we will be away from the office later in the month, we are postdating your submission to go live during our absence.

2 thoughts on “Giant Lichen Orbweaver”

  1. We have a female Great Lichen Orbweaver living on our porch too, although we live in the UK. From what I can see they come from the US and Canada, do you know of many living in the UK or how it could have arrived here?


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