Picture ID 125236

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

Can you tell me the name of this spider? Is it poisonous?

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  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2020
  • Photographed: Sep 12, 2020
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Maryville, Tennessee, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This is an orb weaver, likely Neoscona crucifera .
Orb weavers will never bite you, unless you manage to press against their bodies somehow. If you disturb them, they’ll scurry away or drop to the ground and likely play dead until you’re out of sight. If you should ever get bitten by a spider like this one, the pain would be mild and soon go away , without any need for you to get medical treatment.

Last edited 6 days ago by Vonpaulus