Orb weaving spider

6634.    Hi., thank you for your help and service. What type of spider is it? Is it poisonous? Can it cause some kind of harm to children or pets? Is it aggressive?, thank you. MONTREAL, QUEBEC. Canada

 

Number 6634. This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus. Although they have venom glands and thus technically considered venomous, they are harmless to humans. Click here for another example.