Spider identification question

Asked September 5, 2018, 1:01 PM EDT

Hi there - Wondering if you can identify this for me. I keep a boat on the Mississippi River in Hastings, and found the spider when we got to our destination in Wabasha last weekend. Thank you!

Wabasha County Minnesota spider id

3 Responses

It is difficult to tell the size of the spider but I would say it looks like a black and yellow garden spider. They are not harmful and prey on insects. They can vary somewhat in coloration and pattern. Here is a link with more info. https://bygl.osu.edu/node/549

Oh sure, I have seen those before! Thanks for the help!

Don't you agree that they are rather cute? (grinning!)