What kind of a spider is this?

Asked October 20, 2015, 9:26 PM EDT

This spider (I'm guessing it's a spider) was on my front porch. I've never seen one like this before and was wondering what kind it is.

Bates County Missouri

1 Response

It's hard to tell what this spider is. It could be crab spider or an orb weaver. I did some checking and I can't find anything that matches the photo. You might take it to your closest nature center or Missouri Department of Conservation office and see if they can identify it.