Eriophora ravilla
(Tropical Orb-weaver)

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Idk what type of spider this is, but since my children are gone their rooms are dormant with activity and I’ve seen 3 humongous spiders like this in the last 2 days. I called an exterminator but it’d be good to know for myself what I may be dealing with.

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Hi, this is an orbweaver spider. She may be Eustala cepina. If big spiders are living in your house you have insects (probably with wings) in the house that they are eating. These are calm useful spiders. If you have any plants with insect infestations you could transfer the spiders to the plants and put them to work. They only bite if they feel trapped, such as being gripped in a hand or if a part of your body happens to press against one. They are sensitive to pressure and bite to warn people to back away before a spider… Read more »

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Tropical Orb-weaver, Eriophora ravilla.

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