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,
You are correct. This is Araneus bicentenarius, the Giant Lichen Orbweaver. Bugguide has some excellent images of this species.
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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.
BugGuide only has sightings in the East, so your individual may have been another member of the genus.