Comments & ID Thoughts
Taken in northern Davenport Iowa. I just want to know if I need to get rid of it. 2 small children and 2 dogs.
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- Submitted: Sep 25, 2018
- Photographed: Sep 25, 2018
- Spider: Neoscona (Spotted Orb-weavers)
- Location: Davenport, Iowa, United States
- Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
- Found in web?: Yes
- Attributes: Ventral, Webs
No, that’s a female of one of the Orb Weavers in the family Araneidae. They are quite harmless, except to flying insects.
It’s for sure a spotted orb weaver. Neoscona crucifera.