Live in Palm Coast Florida and saw this outside back sliding glass door.
Argiope trifasciata. This is the underside view of a Banded Garden Spider. It is one of the spiders that make the classic orb web. Some nocturnal insects are drawn at night to exterior and interior lights. Spiders often make webs between the sky and the light source to take advantage of the situation. You’ll be able to watch her easily.
Thank you so much, at least I now know that it is not venemous. I looked at 7:30 this morning and she/he was still there but when I checked around noon it was gone. The web is still there so I’m wondering if it will be back? I first saw it yesterday around 6 pm.
They hide and rest during the sunniest part of the day. She may roll and eat her old web and make a new one. Sometimes Orbweavers reuse the old webs. The fun part for me is finding the spider during the mid day. There are a lot of ways they rest comfortably. She may wrap a leaf around herself like a blanket. Or a cluster of leaves. She may hide in a crevice on the building or nearby objects. Flowers, tree branches, and ferns are possibilities. She may switch spots each day. I had an orbweaver in my yard that… Read more »