Picture ID 51417

Picture of unidentified spider

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I try not to kill any spiders unless I know they're dangerous. This one is bigger than most. Kill or leave it alone?

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  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2019
  • Photographed: Jan 8, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: LEWISBURG, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Spotted Indoors: Other
  • Found in web?: No
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Hi, leave it alone. She won’t hurt you unless you hurt her. She’s an orb (circular) web weaver in family Aranidae. The females are bigger than the males. The size of the spider isn’t proportional to the strength of the venom. Her abdomen is stretchy like a boa constrictor’s. Eating makes her rounder and the growing eggs in her do too. Her venom is weak to most people. She is unlikely to bite anyhow. Orbweavers prey mostly on big flying insects like grasshoppers and Japanese beetles. They spend most of their time in a niche, like a curled leaf or… Read more »