Picture ID 94317

Picture of unidentified spider

Comments & ID Thoughts

No idea what so ever what this is but it looks scary and there are more than one around the outside of my house.

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  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2019
  • Photographed: Oct 14, 2019
  • Spider: Unidentified
  • Location: Indiana, United States
  • Spotted Outdoors: Man-made structure (building wall, fences, etc.)
  • Found in web?: Yes
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She looks like Neoscona domiciliorum, a Red-femured Orbweaver. The species name, domiciliorum, comes from the species’ preference for building webs on houses. They aren’t dangerous to people. They look a bit scary because they are hairy and have bright colors. This may have evolved to disguise them from being recognized as spiders in the vision of insect prey.