I think this might be Araneus bicentenarius, the Giant Lichen Orb-weaver, but I’m not sure. How big was it? Did it look green to you or is it just the lighting?
She was a very beautiful army green with lighter green. She was huge. I went back the next day and brought her down to take some pictures. Very cool. Of course, she went back and I thanked her. I wish I could show those pics you can really see how big she was compared to her climbing my arm
Wonderful! Definitely Araneus bicentenarius, then. Yes, I’d love to see the other pictures. You can upload them individually as new submissions and reference in the description that they are the same specimen shown here. Lots of our regulars here will post updates on their various spiders as time goes on; we always love to see those.
I just posted her on my arm as a new discussion but did not post your id name of her, went too fast. Lemme know what you think. I’m surrounded by Forrest and been in the area 4 years and have never seen one of these. Although, you actually had to be looking. I usually walk the outter edge of the cemetery to catch webs in the light that’s how I found her but her web was empty and I just happened to look up and saw this mass webbed into a curled leaf, but at first I was thinking… Read more »
I would be thrilled to see one in person, especially after seeing your other picture. I have seen lots of pictures, but never with anything for scale. She is enormous!
I just figured I’d post a new picture. She’s on my arm.