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Insect and Spider Identification: Please help me identify this spider. (New Brunswick, Canada)

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August 15, 2012
4:45 AM

Post #9242034


I am pretty sure these are some sort of wood spiders and are harmless. We have removed 3 from the outside of our house so far. They are the largest spider I have ever come across in real life. They are a little bigger than a quarter, not counting the legs. It looks small in this picture, but those wood boards are bigger than they seem.

I just want to make sure they are indeed harmless and not something scary.


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Minot, ND

August 15, 2012
5:44 AM

Post #9242070

It's a orb weaver (Araneidae); all of these are harmless.

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