Picture ID 149503

Picture of unidentified spider

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Anyone know what this is? On ceiling by my Mom’s porch light. Pretty big for a spider too.

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  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2021
  • Photographed: Sep 26, 2021
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Rockville, Maryland, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Argiope aurantia, a Black and Yellow Garden Spider. Nocturnal insects, like moths, fly toward lights at night. Spiders take advantage of prey drawn to a lure. One of the easiest places to find spiders is near a porch light. 🙂 She’s an Orbweaver, she makes the kind of web seen on Halloween decorations and the spiderweb emoji.