Freaky Bright Orange Spider!
November 19, 2009 4:54 PM   Subscribe

I have a picture of this spider with a bright orange body. I was hoping someone out there could identify it.
posted by senador to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
Looks like an orbweaver.
posted by fake at 4:57 PM on November 19, 2009

Marbled Orb Weaver. We had one living over the back porch light all summer.
posted by workerant at 4:58 PM on November 19, 2009

...whoops. Try this link.
posted by workerant at 5:00 PM on November 19, 2009

This is most probably a freshly molted example of a Barn Spider. Notice the bright white "eyes" on the underside. Some spiders will appear this orange color before their exeskeleton hardens into the normal light brown/amber color. Another pic of mine here, just for fun.
posted by sanka at 5:07 PM on November 19, 2009

Also, the leg position is very typical of a Barn Spider.
posted by sanka at 5:08 PM on November 19, 2009

Yes, orb weaver. We have one living in our kitchen; her name is Kelly. They're beneficial because they have voracious appetites, but aren't particularly poisonous to people. They also get rather large. We love Kelly.
posted by SamanthaK at 8:00 PM on November 19, 2009 [2 favorites]

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