Spider Identification

Asked August 18, 2015, 8:25 AM EDT

We recently moved to a home on a 12 acre wooded lot and are coming across a lot of new spiders, bugs, reptiles, etc. This spider was on our deck this morning. Can you please identify it?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Your photo was out of focus. However, the spider looks like a type of orb weaver in the genus Argiope. They are harmless.