Giant Lichen Orbweaver

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Hi, I’m having trouble identifying this rather large spider we found on our house in the mountains of North Carolina. A type of Araneus? Thanks,

Hi Maryann,
You are correct. This is Araneus bicentenarius, the Giant Lichen Orbweaver. Bugguide has some excellent images of this species.

2 thoughts on “Giant Lichen Orbweaver”

  1. i live in Zillah Washington. (west coast) i found a giant lichen orbweaver in my rabbit hutch. my understanding is they are primarily on the east coast.


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