Picture ID 40415

Picture of unidentified spider

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No clue it was huge red white stripes on the legs in Ohio United States

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  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2018
  • Photographed: Sep 26, 2018
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Ohio, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, this is an orbweaver type of spider. There isn’t enough photo detail to ID the species. They are primarily predators of flying insects and are great for a garden. They won’t hurt you if you don’t touch them. Body size isn’t relative to venom potency. The female orbweavers grow larger developmentally longer than males. The females build the big webs, catch more prey, and their abdomens stratch as their egg mass develops. They also produce the silk egg sacks and guard them until death or until the spiderlings go off on their own. My point is that a bigger… Read more »