Subject: Boris the spider
Geographic location of the bug: Central Austin Texas
Time: 10:18 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: This guy, who we named Boris, is on our front porch. What kind of spider is Boris?
How you want your letter signed: LeeAnn
Boris is an Orbweaver in the family Araneidae, but we are not certain of the species. You may want to consider giving Boris a more femine name as Boris is a female Orbweaver. Orbweavers mature in the fall and the adults with their large webs are quite visible at that time.