What spider is this ?!?!

Asked October 25, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT

This was found outside by the door

Illinois

1 Response

I couldn't find a picture of a spider with exactly the same markings. However, it appears to be one of the orbweavers which become common at this time of year. This spider is not harmful to people, and is considered a beneficial because of all of the insects it eats.