This spider is in my friends house and I cannot find anything or any pictures that can tell us what kind it is and/or anything about it. Can anyone help me identify this and if it is harmful?
You have a female Micrathena sagittata or Arrow-Shaped Micrathena. It has a signature body shape and is not easily confused with other spiders. The species is common in the south and also reported in Massachusetts and Connecticut. It makes a web that is a small symetrical orb in low bushes. The spider is not harmful.