Cat-Faced Spider (Araneus gemmoides)

Order: Araneae (ah-RAY-nee-ee) (Info)
Family: Araneidae (ar-ray-NEE-ih-dee) (Info)
Genus: Araneus
Species: gemmoides

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Gilroy, California
Los Angeles, California
Englewood, Colorado
West Palm Beach, Florida
Polson, Montana
Green Acres, Washington
Naches, Washington
Madison, Wisconsin
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On Jun 7, 2010, eborchardt from Madison, WI wrote:

These are great spiders to have around your home. They are not dangerous to humans at all, and they keep the mosquito and fly population down.

They are fascinating to watch and can grow to be quite large. Keep an eye out for them after sunset, when they begin their hunt. They are a nocturnal spider, they usually hide during the daylight hours.

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On Feb 26, 2011, gaelicqueen from West Palm Beach, FL wrote:

I believe I have one nesting in my carambola tree. At night it makes a very long threads of web that reach10 feet long. In the morning the webs are gone.