Picture ID 42913

Picture of Araneidae (Orb-weavers)

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Okay so it has tan and brown strips on the legs, it shrivels up when it is scared and when it is just sitting there so it looks tiny, but when it moves it it HUGE OH DEAR GOD IT MOVED AGAIN help uh there is a red dot on it so idk what is going on and it it has a big butt like most spiders is it poisonous or something cause I’m nervous???? it has moved all OVER MY PORCH and the pic is bad because i screamed then it stopped moving so yeah um. Do you guys what it is??? It’s the size of a quarter when it is not moving but when it is the size of a babies hand (i think??) heeelp

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  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2018
  • Photographed: Oct 7, 2018
  • Spider: Araneidae (Orb-weavers)
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.),Low foliage (shrubs, herbs, garden, excluding flowers),High foliage (includes trees and tree trunks)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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Hi, this looks like an Orb-weaver (Araneidae), unfortunately there’s not enough detail here for me to say which exact one. 🙂

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