5738 Could you please identify this spider for me. I have quite a few lurking around. They hide during the day and are only on Web in the early evening and night. Seem harmless enough. Just want to make sure. I think this is his underside
This is an orb weaving spider (family Araneidae) in the genus Araneus; a specific i.d. is not possible from this view. All orb weavers are harmless to humans. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.