Comments & ID Thoughts
It is living in a communal web about 5 by 3 feet (would be larger but it is on my front porch so I won't let it expand to the doorway.) The web includes about 20 spiders of varying sizes that all look similar. The largest are approx an inch long (body) with maybe a 2.5 inch leg span. They are active only at night, but this could be a product of them living next to the porch light, so the bugs are in abundance at night. There is evidence of some cannibalism as there are occasionally smaller dead spiders (presumably male) next to larger (presumably female) spiders. That does not appear to be the norm as the smaller spiders are often directly next to or even touching the large ones with no signs of conflict. There are also a couple of loners on nearby shrubs.