Picture ID 92041

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

I can not identify this spider not have I ever seen one before .I would appreciate any thoughts . Found this big guy nestled on the outside of my bathroom window in the window frame . I leave the bathroom light on all night and this may have attracted him

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  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 11, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Pictou County , Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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This big gal is a Giant Lichen Orbweaver, Araneus bicentenarius. Yes, artificial light sources at night attract nocturnal insects and the nocturnal spiders take advantage of that. During the sunlight hours they rest in a hidden niche next-to where they make their web. A window frame will do the job. If you look outside tonight she might be in a web. My yard orbweaver gets up late, she doesn’t start the web until about an hour after dark.