Larinioides sclopetarius
(Bridge Orb-weaver)

Picture ID 9448

Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal

Comments & ID Thoughts

Found near a lightswitch in my apartment—is it dangerous? It doesn't look like a brown recluse or hobo spider to my untrained eyes, but I'm not sure. It has been there for nearly a day. I'm happy to leave it alone if it's not dangerous, but it may not appreciate me toggling the nearby lightswitch.

I don't see a web; it's just been sitting there on the wall for almost a full day since I discovered it.

Please Login to comment
1 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
2 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
2 Comment authors
MattarodItsyBitsy Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
ItsyBitsy
Moderator

Hi, welcome to spider ID. 🙂 This looks like a male Gray Cross Spider, Larinioides sclopetarius.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/1300751/bgimage

Additional Pictures

Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Male - Dorsal,Penultimate,Webs Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture
Picture of Larinioides sclopetarius (Bridge Orb-weaver) - Dorsal Enlarge Picture