Orb weaving spider

6667.  Hello! I found this large spider on my front door this morning. I am interested to find out what kind it is as I I’ve never seen it before. I tried to identify it myself, but had no luck. Thank you in advance! Moncton, New Brunswick. Canada


Number 6667.  This is an orb weaving spider in the genus Araneus. They are harmless to humans. Click here for an example.